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Light of the Nations' Foursquare Church in Denver Podcast
55 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
2019-10-20 – Holy Spirit with Simon Obert
The Holy Spirit is a game changer. When the Holy Spirit come into your life, it changes everything. It fills you with a spirit of power and life and love.In the Old testament the Holy Spirit would come on people but it would not come on everyone.The first person mentioned in the Bible that became full of the Spirit was Bezalel. He was an artist and built the first temple. He was a construction worker.Then there was Joshua. Then Gideon. Then Samson. Then Saul. They were all filled with the Spirit and when the Spirit came in, it was a game changer. Everything changed.The early church exploded when the Holy Spirit came. Look what happened to Paul/Saul. In 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 Paul accredited his message and preaching with a “demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” That is good news. It isn’t resting on you if you have the game changer with you.Your faith should be based on God’s power through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wants to come on us. He wants to move through us. We can’t be content with just having the Spirit fill us. He wants to move through us to fill others.Jesus wants us to partner with the Holy Spirit. In John 14:12 Jesus says “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing. And they will do even greater works than these because I am going to the Father.”When the Holy Spirit fills us, He changes the game. He changes the situation. He changes our schools, our jobs, our families and the way that we think. God is love. There is nothing more powerful than God’s love.
40 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
2019-10-13 – Unity with the Holy Spirit
It is God’s purpose in this world to bring people together. In the beginning, God created the universe with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does not point to himself. One of the first mentions of the Holy Spirit was by a king that didn’t even know him. Joseph foretold to Pharaoh that there would be famine. Pharaoh knew Joseph was right because he had dreams and he knew that the Spirit was in Joseph. So even someone that does not know God can recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit. We want to always evidence the Spirit here when someone visits us. Jesus told us that He had to go away so that the Spirit could be in us and with us. We should make use of this each day. The Spirit helps us even to pray. How can we be unified in a world where there is so much trouble? The Holy Spirit will help us with that. When you have trouble with a brother or a sister, what is the trouble. We have original sin. Original sin means you are born with it. There is a worm in every apple. Even if you think a person has no faults, they have original sin. Without the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus we cannot have unity. God doesn’t want to make us weird or peculiar. What God wants is to make us holy. Throughout the New Testament we see the work of the Holy Spirit to make us holy. One of the ways is the fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians 5:22. There are also the gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12:8.
46 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
2019-09-08 – Spirit Immersion
Immersion is taking something a dunking it in water. It needs to go under the water. Completely covered. We practice water baptism but we also believe in spirit baptism. To be baptized in the spirit you must be thirsty for the Holy Spirit. We need the Holy Spirit. We just don’t know it. The Holy Spirit comes in different ways in the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit would come upon certain chosen people. It would come upon a prophet and the prophet would prophesy. Or it would come upon a king and enable the king to rule. But Jesus said He had to go to His Father to send the Holy Spirit to us more directly.Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins but also to send the Holy Spirit to us. The sacrifices in the temple in the Old Testament were a preview of Jesus’ death and sending the Spirit. We have a new relationship with God. The law is written on our hearts and we are a people of priests. The Old Testament is looking forward to this time. No longer is it just that prophet speaking Gods word. We have the Holy Spirit to help us with the work God has set out for us.We talk about the baptism of the Spirit and we say that the Spirit comes upon us and gives us power to heal, to speak prophesy and knowledge and to speak in a language we don’t know. We recognize two baptisms, with water and with fire and the Holy spirit. The baptism with water is conversion. Symbolically dying with Christ.The baptism of the Holy Spirit which brings power and other gifts.There is also the baptism of Moses which brings people of for deliverance.
36 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
2019-09-01 – Are you thirsty
Are you thirsty? Then you need to take a drink.When you don’t drink enough water you get dehydrated and all kinds of things can go wrong. Pain, infections, all sorts of things. We are dehydrated as a church. We are not drinking enough or the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is kind of like the fluids you put in the engine of your car. We all know about gasoline, but you also need oil and antifreeze. The Holy Spirit serves many roles and we need them all.If you don’t have enough water in your engine you will see fire and it will be bad. The oil keeps things moving smoothly.We need the Holy Spirit in our lives in order to function properly. The Holy Spirit gives us power to do ministry. Power to cast out demons and pray for someone to be healed or to speak a word of knowledge into someone’s life. We need the water of the Holy Spirit to keep us regulated so we don’t burn out. We need the oil of the Holy Spirit to keep us working smoothly.In John, Jesus talks of the Holy Spirit and says that it will come after He is Glorified. What is He referring to? He was glorified when He was lifted up. Lifted up on the cross in crucifixion, into heaven in resurrection and onto the throne in ascension.Jesus was redefining the ceremony where the priests were pouring out water. He said that He was the water that you need.Jesus went to heaven to send back the Holy Spirit for us. Everyone needs the Holy Spirit.So, are you thirsty?
35 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
2019-08-25 - Do Not Steal God
A discussion of tithing and blessings.
51 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
2019-08-11 – Pastor Suren
Each of us has a mission and destiny that was begun before we were born. God knew us then and formed his plans for us then. You are a person of destiny. God has a plan for you.
31 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
2019-08-04 - Commandments 8 and 9
Andy talks about stealing and lying.
23 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
2019-07-21 - Eunice Njeri
Special guest Eunice Njeri shares her testimony!
47 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
2019-07-07 – Commandment 6 & 7
61 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
2019-06-30 – Commandment 5
43 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
2019-06-23 – Commandment 4
35 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
2019-06-16 – Commandment 3
The first commandment is "“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me." This puts God firmly in His place as the Lord of everything and the deliverer of His people.The second commandment is “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments" This makes it clear that we should not put anything before the Lord.The third commandment is “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." What is the meaning of this?Most people think it only means using His name as a curse, but it is more than that. It also means using His name without meaning or in a frivolous or insincere way. It also means the common practice of using His name as an exclamation ("Oh My ...') should be avoided since this would be frivolous or insincere.Don't use His name as part of a pagan incantation.What are His names? "I AM" is His answer. Or in Hebrew Yahweh.Respect His name! It is a strong tower in which you can take refuge.
37 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
2019-06-09 – Faithfulness of God to His promises
34 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
2019-06-02 – The touch of faith limits despair
28 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
2019-05-26 - Jessi and Roblans
Jessi and Roblans Mejia discuss their ministry in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
60 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
2019-05-19 - No other gods
We need to beware of worshiping other gods. A god can be anything that you put ahead of God. It can be money or statues or even a car or a house! It makes no sense to worship something that is made by man.God transcends all of that.
32 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
2019-05-12 - Mother's Day
Mothers are very important. Their role in protecting their families spiritually, as well as nurturing them cannot be underestimated. They need the full armor of God.
46 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
2019-05-05 - Pakistan
A discussion of Christian life in Pakistan. Presented by the founder of Shining Light International Ministry.
47 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
2019-04-28 – Ten Commandments
As a church we need to know the ten commandments and to understand them. Our religion is based on them. Our country is based on them. They are the rules that show us how to live our lives. When we stop following them we open ourselves to all sorts of problems and begin to fail as a culture.Sometimes people say the they are part of the Old Testament and therefore don’t matter. We must have both the Old and New Testaments. They strengthen each other.Israel entered into a covenant with God and said that they would submit to His authority.The law that came from the commandments was how Israel was supposed to live. If they followed them, they would be blessed. If not, they would be abandoned by God. God spoke the commandments Himself. No human made them up.He starts off by saying who He is and why He can make these laws.
57 minutes | Jul 7, 2019
2019-04-14 – Palm Sunday – How do we engage with our families
Over 2000 years ago Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey and the people laid down their coats and palm branches to cover the ground and they shouted “Hosanna.” But what they were shouting is different than what we shout today. What they were saying was a plea to be saved. But when we say it, He has already saved us. For us it is a declaration! It is important to realize which side of the cross you are on.The kingdom of God is advancing! Whatever you are looking for, you will find. Even in the midst of the worst desert God will provide what you need. Philippians 4:8 says “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Our country is going through some struggles. If you are looking for bad things, you will find them. And if you are looking for good things, you will find them. Even in the darkness, the light is shining brighter. I am filled with hope because the Kingdom of God is expanding.In John chapter 7 it tells us that during most of Jesus ministry His brothers rejected Him. He was completely misunderstood by His blood relatives. Since He went through it, He can lead us out of it.Adam and Eve rejected God. He was their father and they broke the family relationship. Ever since then, brokenness has been part of families around the world. Except Jesus came from an unbroken family to reestablish what family is and to reclaim what Adam and Eve had given up. During His ministry he said some pretty radical things about family. Because the more broken something is, the more radical the fix needs to be.Whoever Jesus says He is, has to become our foundation, because He is the embodiment of our Father. In Matthew 12:46-50 Jesus shifts the whole definition of family. When we become Christians, family changes. We used to know the family rules but when Jesus came He changed the rules of what family looks like. Is Jesus giving permission to dishonor parents? NO! He is redefining what family is.When Jesus says “who are my mother and brothers and sisters?”, He is not downgrading his loyalty to them. Rather He is upgrading His loyalty to someone else, God the Father! If He is upgrading His loyalty to the Father, what should we be doing?
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