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When The Wheels Fall Off

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

'When the wheels fall off' originated from overloading, or abusing a work vehicle to the extent that it breaks down and is no longer useable. The west was built on the principles contained within the ten commandments, despite the weaknesses of humanity (a certain level of weakness and failure was already factored in to the system). However, as they have been further weakened, we have been overloaded and failures are appearing everywhere. It's the abuses of the principles that leads to failure, not the principles themselves. The bible reveals many of humanities worst failures thousands of years before they have finally come about.

A History of Isolation and Opportunity

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The Bible contains many stories of people who needed to go into lockdown to escape a variety of threats coming upon the earth. On all of these occasions, preparations and warnings were made to all people; offering everyone a way of escape. There was always a great need for God's people to listen carefully to his survival guidelines. Some obvious examples were Noah and the ark, the Passover when the tenth plague destroyed the first born, also the modern spirit filled church is a vessel of separation for escaping spiritual death.

Pharoah Challengs the Word of God

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

ife everlasting for Egypt's pharaohs (god-kings) was the sustaining principle of Egyptian civilisation. In an ancient religious text, a deceased king asks of the creator-god, "O Atum, what is my duration of life?" And the deity replies, "Though art destined for millions and millions of years, a lifetime of millions."To supply their necessities for a lifetime of millions, the kings designed tombs and mortuary temples that would last forever. A common understanding for tomb in fact meant "house of eternity." The people of Egypt willingly laboured to build these monuments for their dead rulers, believing that, as gods, the pharaoh had to be properly provided for and favoured.

The Church Is What You Make It

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Once we receive the Holy Spirit, everything changes. We are now part of God's kingdom and everyone has a spiritual responsibility. We all have a job to do which requires a completely different mindset than what we started with. The first question is... what does God want me to do; not how do I fit God into my list of priorities. Every person who makes up the spirit filled church is fully equipped to build it up and make it work better. 1COR 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. Our duty is to teach and encourage people to make Godly choices.

The Law of the Spirit - Part 2 Personal

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

God's spiritual laws are observable forces that can be tested and proven, like all the other laws in the universe. Spiritual Laws are usually ignored by the great majority, because there is no immediate or visible consequence for breaking them; even though there are immediate signs to obeying them. Spiritual laws are like natural laws; that which is true can be replicated and proven at will. Replication is important in science so scientists can "check their work." Unless the same result is produced consistently, it is unlikely to be accepted as factual. This is also true of the correct salvation message, as anything less is based on false doctrines.

The Law of the Spirit - Part 1 General

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

When we naturally obey a law (be it criminal, civil, scientific or moral), then we can be unaware of the effects of the law. But when we deliberately or inadvertently break a law, there can be serious consequences. Thus, it follows that the breaking of a law brings results that make the law (whether known or not), the dominant controller of our life at that time. Being ignorant of these laws doesn't alter the outcome... we are exposed to pain,failure and even death. These laws exist and have control over us whether we know them or not. Likewise, there is another law, more important than all of the above... Spiritual Laws are usually ignored by the great majority, because there is no immediate or visible consequence for breaking them.

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.

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The human race is totally unaware that they are fighting for their spiritual lives. The reality of birth and death are clearly in view, but the real battle is not about natural life, rather it's for the soul. People are blinded to their real problems and solutions, because of their irrational dislike of God and his standards. People love to blame others for everything that is wrong in their lives, rather than face the limitations of their egos. We reveal the answers to all of these errors, by providing faithful testimony of the simplicity of being filled with God's power. Paul was very strong on countering and reversing these weaknesses; in and out of the church.

If You Want Eternal Life, Live Like It!

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Often, the most agreed upon scriptures are also the least understood and least practiced in the bible. God is very positive about his promises and his willingness to support us in our many trials, even those aside from our Christian duties. It is a sad reflection on a failing society, that God offers people a far better life than the one they are fighting for themselves. Human history reveals, mankind is quick to forget the causes of their worst problems and soon return to the same practices that failed them in the first place. It's perhaps no surprise that this failing (short attention span), is also true of spiritual gains, especially eternal life.

Turning Weakness To Strength

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

One of the greatest failings of humanity relates to their ignorance of how God's salvation plan works. The concept of salvation is not just a 'religious' notion. Physical life and death are obvious, with the factual reality that dead people don't return to life after their bodies perish. This is a real world observation, not just a religious one. God's salvation (preservation of life), is based on overcoming physical death by providing a spiritual body, not subject to mortal limitations. The entrance is often misunderstood and the ongoing servitude is equally misunderstood. Despite our human weaknesses, there is a perfect balance of living and serving, clearly described in the New Testament. The anointing of the Holy Spirit is the only action that moves us from sin and death to mercy. It's the only provable action that gives us a chance to outlive our natural bodies. Jesus revealed the true signs chosen by God, that would follow true believers.

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