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
03/03/2019 (Sun) The Importance of Faithfulness by Bishop Alan Bassette

Date: 09/16/2018

Presenter: Benjamin D. Arazu

Title: Spiritual Warfare: Importance of Meditation

Notes:

Psalms 119:97-98 - Be wiser than your enemy. Meditation should be all day, not just for a few minutes. Don't just memorize the scriptures, but meditate on them. It is God's intention that we be wiser than our enemy. The more you meditate on the word of God, the wiser you become.

We have a misconception that the devil knows everything. The devil just knows what you reveal to him.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8 - If you are going to be productive as a believer, you must know the devil does not know everything.

Ephesians 2:1-2 - Herod was among the children of disobedience and the devil worked through him. Don't give the devil much credit. The devil didn't know Christ was coming into the world until the wise men told Herod. If he knew he would have caused birthing problems for Mary. (Matthew 2:1-7) Herod was working under the influence of the enemy. The devil only works on deceptions and lies. The devil did not recognize the baby Jesus when they were passing into Egypt. The devil thought Jesus had died with the other babies during the reign of Herod. Don't give the devil credit that he does not deserve.

Matthew 3:13-17 - It wasn't until after the baptism of Jesus that the devil knew the Christ was still in the world. It wasn't until after the baptism that the devil tried to tempt Jesus into sin. The devil's knowledge is limited. If you do not leak your information, the enemy cannot work against you.

Hebrews 2:14-15 - If the devil knew what was coming, he would have tried to stop our victory. He would have acted sooner to try to corrupt or destroy Christ. But this was not God's plan and the devil's knowledge is limited. Your mind and your spirit must be dominated with what God has done for us. We have victory through Christ. We have victory over sickness. We have victory over our troubles. We have victory in all aspects of our lives.

Ephesians 4:27 - If the devil had the power, he would take control. For the devil to take control, you must give him permission. Don't give him any authority in your life.

James 4:7 - If you want to keep the devil running, submit yourself to God. Tell the devil you reject him. Tell the devil you reject his lies and deceptions. Keep the devil running. Resist the devil and he will flee.

1 Peter 5:8 - You have a responsibility to only entertain those thoughts that are worthy of God. If you entertain negative or sinful thoughts, you are inviting the devil into your life. When you magnify your troubles, you are allowing the devil into your life. Tell the devil to shut up! Through God all things are possible. Meditate on the Word of God, not on negative things. Be careful. Don't live carelessly because you will expose yourself. Be vigilant.

Philippians 4:8 As a believer you must think. You are a product of your thoughts. If your heart is healthy, your life will be healthy.

To test if something is true, look to the written Word. Don't define truth based on the worldly perspective. If God can do it, think on it. Meditate on the Word. If you are thinking on negative things, you are entertaining the devil. Think on those things that are true and pure. The devil will try to take your mind off the Word of God. Don't let him. Let the devil know he has no place in your mind, nor in your heart. Through God you have the authority to boldly say these things.

1 Peter 5:8 - We must be vigilant. We must be wise. We must be wiser than our enemy.

Ephesians 5:15 - Be wise. Don't walk as a fool. Be wiser than your enemy. If you do this, the devil won't be able to set a trap for you.

Ephesians 5:16 - If you walk wisely, you are making good use of your time. You cannot be a part time Christian and fight off a full time enemy.

1 Peter 5:9 - Continually resist the devil. Do not entertain negative things in your life. A believer has faith when they accept salvation. Faith is Christ. A believer does not have a faith problem. A believer has a knowledge problem. You must be knowledgeable in the word if you want to be victorious.

Romans 10:17 - Faith comes from the hearing of the Word of God. Faith of Salvation comes through the preaching of the gospel. Jesus is the faith. You can grow in faith by looking into the Word of God. The gospel releases faith.

Philemon 1:6 - Resist the devil by acknowledging the good things that are in you through Christ. Your faith will not work on an empty mind.

Acts 14:7-10 - The gospel reveals what Christ has done. By hearing the Word of God, the gospel, your faith is realized. Don't meditate on your troubles. Thinking on the fact that you can't pay your bills will make it so. All things are possible through God. Meditate on the Word. The gospel IS the power of God. The more you meditate on the Word, the more this power is released. There is power in the gospel. If you are looking for strength, go back to the gospel. Meditate on the gospel!

2 Timothy 1:9-10 - Our salvation is not according to our works. Our salvation comes by receiving Christ. Immortality to light is brought through the gospel. The gospel is the power of God! Are you looking for the power of God? IT IS the gospel! Death no longer has any power over us. We have authority to tell the devil NO! Our thoughts must be on what Christ has done. He took away death and gave us life. "In the name of Jesus, I have life! In the name of Jesus I have victory!" Come on! Say it with us. A believer functions from the realm of God. Speak to your mountains. Don't let your mountains defeat you. Speak to those issues.

1 Corinthians 2:2 - Make up your mind to know those things that are from Christ. Receive Christ in your heart.

Don't be fooled by the misconceptions of the world. Don't listen to the junk/nonsense of the world.

Meditate on that which is true and pure!