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The Intercessor

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The role of the intercessor is to petition God on the behalf of other people in prayer. The whole bible story, is a book of ongoing intercession on behalf of human failings and weaknesses by chosen people during troubling times. This principle is far more effective and numerous, than what we might originally think. Moses interceding after smashing the 10 commandment tablets in disgust. EXO 32:9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. People can be very frustrating, but we still support the ones that listen.

Controlling the Narrative

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Whoever controls the worlds narrative (topics of discussion), controls the worlds thoughts and speech. Modern journalism is more often about creating the narrative than it is about reporting the facts. This is not surprising when we consider one of the oldest fake narratives on the record.GEN 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. He wanted to control them, not help them.

A History of Betrayal

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The human race has been consistently betrayed by both the spiritual and natural leaders that are supposed to represent them, since the beginning of time. Mankind continues to reject God's eternal purpose for them.

The Are None So Blind

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

In human behaviour, to deny a clear reality (denialism), is the preferred way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth. It is also called 'wilful ignorance'. In the bible, God uses terms like 'blind', 'foolish', 'mockers', etc., for the negative views expressed towards his creation and gospel. JER 5:21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Famous Mothers in the Bible

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

These notes relate to four famous mums from the bible and the major changes they made to the world.

The Best of Both Worlds

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Most people don't understand what the Holy Spirit is, nor what it offers. Terms like 'eternal life', 'salvation', etc., are lost to most people as they cannot relate to what is being said. It is usually the testimony of a spirit filled person that opens the eyes and minds of the hearer. Their real life experience reveals what these scriptural promises actually mean; being explained through their own experiences and miracles. God offers the unsaved a sign which comes with the infilling of the Spirit... speaking in tongues (also the primary form of spiritual communication with God). The Holy Spirit is God's personal power. It is able to enter our bodies and unites with our own spirit, magnifying all our abilities and opportunities. The bible teaches us how to develop these powers and skills and the best way to apply them to get results. Even though our bodies will die, our spirit is united with God who cannot die, thus eternal life is made possible for us.

Have You Got The LookV1.0

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Clothing fashions and trends are forever changing, with many feeling a great need to conform to the current, accepted style. Clothes can make a fashion statement, often needing to be updated, well before they wear out. For some, fashion and brand is more important than function, often being slaves to the designers and marketers. However, clothes still need to protect us, keep us insulated and also provide a modesty barrier. Another overlooked factor about our humanity is that we are spiritual beings as well as physical ones. Likewise, our spirit and personality also need to be 'clothed' in a safe and suitable way. God's Holy Spirit provides exactly the same function, but on a Spiritually permanent basis. Effective Christianity protects us from the effects of sin and death: the elements that are always present... thus the need for spiritual clothing.

The Real Sin of Sodom

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Yes, it is true that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were morally depraved, including homosexuality; but that was only a symptom of a much greater problem. The people of these cities were Godless and lacking in all forms of human kindness and support... caring only for their own opinions (much like today's developing trends). We are fortunate to have a detailed account of how God works, which is useful for our own ministry.

When God Challenges

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Each day people face potentially thousands of religions, unlimited materialism and pointless ego pampering. Is it any wonder that the real God of the bible, needs to challenge hearts and minds with much more than naturally attractive or powerless beliefs? Today we will look at how the biblical God handles such matters and see how he works today. Firstly, let look at how God evaluates the 'atheist'... the complete unbeliever. PSA 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. God's criticism is strong because He has built spiritual awareness into every human on the planet... all have the ability to accept and prove God's existence.

Blessing Roundup

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Every blessing promised in the bible is there for us to take the advantage... however, it is always a choice we need to make and act on!! The following list of seven actions may well prove to be helpful to stimulate your mind into more effective living.

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