Meeting Notes from Large Group Gatherings

(Note this is a new feature as of December 2016)

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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: 02/01/2017

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: The Danger of Religion

Notes:

The danger of religion (the difference between the spirit of religion and the Spirit of God)

Everyone has different ways to serve God. No two people are alike and we each have our own purpose. But we need to take care how we serve God with our talents.

There are a lot of religions in the world. It is religion that keeps us from understanding the identity of God. Religion is man's attempt to please (appease?) God. Religion to the world means darkness. It acts as chains binding people to the darkness. The spirit of religion is a dangerous spirit. It is only through the Word that we can be set free. The Word has the possibility to change you.

Our identity is defined by the way we worship God. A life in Christ gives us authority. It is through understanding the Word that freedom is released to you.

The Sadducees were angry whenever the Word of God was being preached (Acts 4:1-2). The function of the priest was to represent the people before God and uphold the word of God. But here they are working against the apostles that was teaching and preaching about Jesus. The teachings of Christ threatened them. The name of Jesus is all you need (Acts 4:7). It is above all other names. It is the most powerful name (Acts 4:13-16). It is the only name by which you can be saved (Acts 4:12).

Modern religion looks at Christianity as a waste of time. Religion will keep you out of truth. It blinds your eyes from seeing the Truth. Hypocrites work under the spirit of religion.

In Acts 4:16 the Sadducees knew how the miracle happened, but they did not want to turn to the truth. To them it was a notable miracle. Miracles make them feel threatened (John 11:47). Religion keeps you away from supernatural intervention/manifestation. Religion cripples our faith so that we don't look up to God.

Religion makes you look like an ordinary person. Religion doesn't want miracles to happen (Luke 6:10-11). It threatens your soul. Christianity is not an ordinary relationship. It is a supernatural relationship. The devil trembles the church but the supernatural keeps us away from religion. Religion never believed in God, because the flesh feels threatened. When someone is blessed by God, the religious spirit gets angry and mad.

We, Christians, are serving a God of miracles.

A religious person doesn't have authority in the spirit (John 9:18-23). Authority in the spirit only comes through a life in Christ. Kill the religious spirit and don't let it kill you. The religious spirit is threatened when it hears about the Word of God (Acts 13:45). The religious spirit is not forever. It is fleeting. The religious spirit keeps people in fear of taking a step in life.

Lastly, the spirit of religion removes Joy from you. We, children of God, don't have the spirit of religion but the Spirit of God. Feel alive in the Spirit of God. Feel Joy in the Spirit of God.