Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

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12/11/2016 (Sun) Ransoms by Bishop Alan Bassette
12/18/2016 (Sun) Maturing Disciples by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/21/2016 (Wed) Knowing Who We Are and Who Christ Is by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/25/2016 (Sun) Having a Plan by Wayne Engram and follow up by Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) Study the Word Daily by Brother Benjamin D. Arazu
12/28/2016 (Wed) How Do I Go About a 21 Day Fast? A conversation between pastor and brother
01/01/2017 (Sun) Three Things We Need to Do in 2017 by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/08/2017 (Sun) Who Is Christ? By Pastor Andrew Traub
01/15/2017 (Sun) Things About Grace by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/15/2017 (Sun) Be Knowledgeable in the Word of God and Avoid False Doctrine by Martin Parker with follow up by Benjamin Arazu
01/18/2017 (Wed) Importance of Understanding by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Holy Communion by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/22/2017 (Sun) Importance of Learning by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/25/2017 (Wed) The Identity of Believers by Benjamin D. Arazu
01/29/2017 (Sun) How to Avoid Panicking by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/01/2017 (Wed) The Danger of Religion by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/08/2017 (Wed) The Love of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/12/2017 (Sun) Keep the Fire Burning by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/15/2017 (Wed) Faithlessness and Discouragement by Bishop Alan Bassette
02/19/2017 (Sun) Bless the Lord by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) The Great Commission by Benjamin D. Arazu
02/26/2017 (Sun) Children's Time: The Blood of Christ by Martin Parker
03/05/2017 (Sun) How to Follow the spirit of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/12/2017 (Sun) Knowing the Love of Christ by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/19/2017 (Sun) Walking in God's Love by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/26/2017 (Sun) It is Finished! by Brother Wayne Engram
04/02/2017 (Sun) When did the old covenant end and the new covenant begin? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/05/2017 (Wed) The Law Written on Our Hearts is not the Ten Commandments by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/09/2017 (Sun) What is the Law Written on Our Hearts? By Benjamin D. Arazu
04/16/2017 (Sun) The Resurrection is a Person, Not a One Day Event by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) Audio Recording on YouTube entitled 'Activating Prophecy' by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/23/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is Fully Forgiven by Brother Wayne Engram
04/30/2017 (Sun) The Man in Christ is a New Man by Martin Parker based on inspiration from Benjamin Arazu
05/07/2017 (Sun) What is Life? By Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Biblical Definition of Life (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/14/2017 (Sun) Who is a mother? By Vivian Mommy" Arazu"
05/24/2017 (Wed) "Spirit of Faith" Notes and YouTube Video by Benjamin D. Arazu
05/28/2017 (Sun) Revival is Coming by 3 Guest Presenters
06/04/2017 (Sun) The Spirit of Faith (continued) - The Law of Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/07/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/11/2017 (Sun) Spirit of Faith - Prayer in Faith Part 2 (Notes and YouTube Video) by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/14/2017 (Wed) Supernatural Manifestations by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/18/2017 (Sun) (Blessings of) Seeking the Face of God by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/21/2017 (Wed) Spirit of Faith - Releasing Faith Through Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/25/2017 (Sun) Culture of a Strong Church, a Culture of Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/28/2017 (Wed) How to Ask Things in Prayer by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/02/2017 (Sun) Worship is an Important Part of Prayer; Pray in Two Dimensions. by Wayne Engram with followup by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/12/2017 (Wed) Two Dimensions to Prayer (cont) by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/16/2017 (Sun) Two Dimensions of Prayer Review and Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/23/2017 (Sun) Believers are taught to know and not to become by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/26/2017 (Wed) Essence of Godly Knowledge by Benjamin D. Arazu
07/30/2017 (Sun) Essence of Godly Knowledge (continued) by Benjamin D. Arazu
03/11/2018 (Sun) Know Your Nature by Benjamin Arazu
03/18/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Growth by Benjamin D. Arazu
04/01/2018 (Sun) Benefits of Resurrection by Benjamin D. Arazu
06/03/2018 (Sun) Righteousness - an ingredient to Spiritual Growth by Vivienna Arazu
07/01/2018 (Sun) Leading of the Spirit by Benjamin D. Arazu
09/16/2018 (Sun) Spiritual Warfare: Importance of Meditation by Benjamin D. Arazu

Date: 01/29/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: How to Avoid Panicking

Notes:

In this series, we are discussing the practical things that are important, among them is the ability to avoid panicking.

You panic because you don't know what is happening and you feel out of control; you get discouraged; you feel that your life is ruined; you feel like you failed to do what you were supposed to do. Don't let panic control you.

Scripture teaches us that as children of God, there are things our spiritual eyes must see that our physical eyes can not.

Why is it that other people are standing against the devil, but I am not? Why are they standing strong in God? What makes their faith unmovable? Know that it is the mind of God that everyone of us should stand strong.

One of the things that helps people is that they see beyond their feelings. They see beyond what their physical eyes can see. They see by faith. In Hebrews 11:27 the bible was talking about Moses. Faith comes by the Word. Egypt at the time of this verse was a world of power, a world of control. One of the only places where there was food during times of famine was in Egypt. There was something Moses saw by faith that his eyes could not see. At this time the Egyptians were looking to Moses as being the person who was going to take over. But Moses forsook them because he was looking at the Word. The reason you are not enduring in your challenges is because you are not seeing beyond your physical eyes. Moses endured because he wasn't looking at his present condition. He saw the invisible.

You will always panic if you don't see the invisible. Moses had a vision of what he wanted his life to be. Everyone has access to the Spirit of God. The sight of Moses was focused on God. You cannot accept things outside of your focus.

What are you seeing?

I am seeing victory in Christ. I am seeing success, healing, and deliverance! (say it loudly) See Him who is invisible! How will you develop your senses to see? By faith. Moses gave himself over to the Word. His mother was teaching him that worshiping idols is wrong and that he must be open to the Word.

Our senses must be trained. How do we learn to train our senses because this is very important? You need someone to teach you (Hebrews 5:12). The writer of Hebrews (possibly Paul) is writing to the saints telling them they ought to be teachers. They should be able to understand the Word of God. But we need someone to teach us. Because of your laziness you have come to take milk instead of solid food. Milk is referring to the problem with people who are falling and rising in principles; one day they are strong in faith, the next day weak. As adults we don't need milk. Your senses must be trained and you must be strong in the principles of God.

In 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Paul was talking to the church. They were supposed to be spiritual. There are two types of Christians, carnal and spiritual. Your decision must be to spend time in God's Word and be spiritual. Nobody can force you to be spiritual, it must come by your own decision. God doesn't want us to remain as babes. We want our babies to grow to maturity. We can change things through prayer. Sometimes we accept those things we shouldn't because we are not strong in the Word. Paul said, because he had seen the level of maturity of these believers, that he would not feed them with meat but with milk.

As a newborn baby, the desire is for the pure milk of the Word. Milk is for babies and they need this to grow and mature (1 Peter 2:2). We are talking about the principles of repentance. Maturity doesn't just happen, you must train yourself. Everyone who lives on the milk of the Word is still a baby and needs maturing. Babies get irritated quickly and easily. If you are irritated easily you are still a babe in God's Word (Hebrews 5:13) You must let offense go. You are not used to the Word of Righteousness. Babies must be monitored. Do you need to be constantly monitored? (side note: this isn't a bad thing - it just means you need to grow in God's Word - you have maturing to do; you must learn to stand strong in faith and in God's Word. Learn to crave meat.)

As mature adults, we need meat, we can not survive on milk. Solid food is for the mature (Hebrews 5:14). Our senses must be trained. You don't become mature overnight. Maturity demands discipline. You need discipline and it takes hard work. You must train. You will become strong through practice. Put the Word into practice. It's easy for us to lie but the Word tells us to say all things in truth. You must practice telling the truth! Likewise all principles take practice. You must let every part of your body respond to the Word. Then, and only then, will your eyes begin to see. You must move based on the Word of God. Meat means you train yourself to be obedient to the Word of God. What is coming against you cannot move you. You will stand still in the midst of trouble.

When you practice God's Word you are taking the meat of the Word. If you want to mature you must take a stand. The children of Israel were not practicing God's Word (Exodus 14:10-16). They were not mature and hence they were afraid. They were not spiritual or they wouldn't have complained to the Lord. Complaining is what babies do. They still had the slave mentality and thought the devil had more power than God because they didn't understand how God operates. There is a difference between deliverance and freedom. Deliverance will bring you to a place to be responsible,

We are always limited based on what we can see with our physical eyes. We must not be afraid. You must see the salvation the Lord gives us. Don't look at your troubles or you will get discouraged. God is mighty and can do anything. God will give us direction if we see the invisible. If you expect God to do something, he will expect you to do something in return. Moses knew who God is and had faith.

Everything you need in life you already have.

God revealed the plan of Israelite's enemies to them (2 Kings 6:8-23). You must be spiritually trained for direction of life. The enemy surrounded the camp. The key is not to be afraid. Elisha had confidence in God and was not afraid. Elisha had a relationship with God. What you are seeing will determine how you pray. Do you see God as a dictator or as a great God? You must train yourself through the Word of God. You must be open to the teachings of your spiritual teachers, to the teachings of your pastor's and church leaders.

Follow Ephesians 1:15-18 and pray to have your heart opened to understanding. Pray to have the vision of your heart be flooded with light. Pray to be able to see the invisible. Pray.