Be Not Like a Hypocrite by Doings Things In Secret Before the Lord

Matthew 6:1-18

How many people do you know boast what they give, or when they fast or when they pray?

These people are looking for their reward on earth but the Lord says greater is your reward in heaven when you do it in secret.  Each deed whether in alms, praying or fasting with right motive.

Alms

In verse 1 on alms (giving as an act of charity) – Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father is in heaven.

In verse 2 – Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men…  They literally sounded trumpets under the pretext of calling the poor, though with no other design than to gratify self by giving in public.  They gave not in true humility (from the heart and compassion).

Giving your tithes, offerings, fasting secretly, etc. will always honor God.

When you pray – Be Not Like a Hypocrite

vs. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing i the syngagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Not only not just pray in secret but not in vain reputation, but pray with a humble heart.  Pray for God’s will on earth, seek it as Christ did, do it from the heart, live it and not be conformed to this world but be protected from temptation of the world.  In vs. 9-14 is a model of prayer from the heart.

When we fast

Scriptures reveal to fast secretly instead of openly, with a sad countenance but to do it unto the Lord with a humble heart with gladness and joy.

vs. 16-17 Moreover when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may seem unto men to fast.  Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.  But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thu appear not unto men to fast…

Why wash your face?  In the old testament, they would smear their faces with ashes.

To have blessings instead of curses, it is better to do these things in secret with a right and humble heart instead of wanting praise of men.   God is the one that truly rewards us and he looks at the heart of man.

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance
Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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God Promises Healing Today!

God has given us many promises of healing and health in His Word.  God is not a man that He should lie – God promises healing today!
If you are sick, or diseased, or in pain, you have access to the provision of God and the provision of God by the atonement of Jesus Christ of Nazareth who died on the cross stake when He took your past sins, your sicknesses,  your diseases, and your pains upon himself for you to receive good health and blessings.

Jesus, through us, will perform a healing on someone who is not saved to bring them to salvation.  Miracles are for the unsaved to come into the family of God.

Those who are saved though, it is only to the obedient, those who will “diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord” and “do that which is right in his sight,” that it is said “the Lord will take away from thee all sickness.” (Exod. 15:26, Deut 7:15).

Faith, is the union of our hearts and wills with God’s will and purpose; and where this unity is lacking results are impossible.  This is a very important spiritual law to which, in our times, we have been woefully blind.

God says, of fearing the Lord and departing from evil, “It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones”. (Prov. 3:7-8).

So faith always implies obedience.

Whenever Jesus spoke the Word, people were healed (see Matt. 8:8, 16; Luke 7:7). The psalmist said, “He [the Lord] sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions” (Ps. 107:20). Listen to the Word of the Lord for your healing. No one else’s word, faith or assurance will do. When God doesn’t heal now, trust His voice and believe His Word.

Healing Scriptures

Heb. 12:2  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Rom. 10:17  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

John. 17:17  Thy word is truth.

John. 16:13  The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth.

Ps. 119:105  Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path.

God’s word is so simple, that we almost miss it, we add to it, subtract from it, and read between the lines.  But we need to learn to totally trust God and accept his word as the Holy Spirit teaches us and do it!

Isa. 53:4-5  Surely He hath borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrows: (weakness, pain, sickness) yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him;  and with His stripes we are healed.

I Pet. 2:24  Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.

Jesus already healed us when He was beaten and put to death on the cross.  We now need to learn to receive our healing.

Mk. 11:22-24  Have Faith In God.  I tell you the truth, if anyone Says to this mountain  (i.e. any problem, sickness, whatever) throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him!

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, BELIEVE that you have RECEIVED IT and it WILL be yours.

Heb. 11:2  NOW faith is being sure of what we hope for and being certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for.

By faith we understand that the earth was formed by God’s command: so that what is seen was not made of what was visible.

Mt. 21:21-22  I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, If you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, (Jesus withered it) but you can move mountains.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

John. 14:12-14  I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything, in my name, and I will do it.

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God International Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States. Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

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Do Not Fear God is With You Always

Scriptures in the Bible About Fear

2 Chron. 20:15-17 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

 

To morrow go ye down against them: behond, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook before the wilderness of Jeruel.

 

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.”

Fear Not Bible Verses

Do not fear god is with you always is so true.  Lets look at an example:  A time of distress for Israel when her enemies, Ammon and Moab stood up against Israel encamped in En-gedi.  He became afraid and set himself to seek the Lord, proclaiming a fast and a general convocation throughout all Judah.

 

A lesson to learn to turn to the Lord when you have adversaries coming against you or speaking against you either in the work place or any other place.

 

King Jehoshaphat exhorts Judah to have faith in God.

Do Not Fear God is With You Truths

What does he do next to deal with fear?

 

1.  Fast

2.  Prayer

3.  Praise and Worship

 

What did he do next? To pray

 

The prayer was:

 

1.  You are the God of our fathers

2.  You are the God of heaven

3.  You rule over all the kingdoms of the heathens

4.  You have all power and might

5.  None is able to withstand You

6.  You are our God

7.  You drove the Canaanites out before Israel

8.  You gave their land to the seed of Your eternal friend, Abraham

9.  They have dwelled there

10. They have built You a sanctuary for Your name

11.  They have told us that when we are in trouble to stand before this house, in Your presence, crying to You in our affliction, You will hear and help.

12.  And now, the Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites are come to cast us out of our possession (your boss, evil people, evil family, evil workers, evil co-workers, evil friends)

13.  You will not judge them

14.  We have no might against such a company (3 companies – Moab, Ammon and Edomites)

15.  We do not know what to do

16.  Our eyes are upon You.  It is getting our eyes off the situation but onto Christ with blind trust that He will see you through your situation (job, finances, children, bills, etc.)

 

Jehosphaphat believed the Lord and bowed his head to the ground, and all Judah fell before the Lord in worship.  They worshipped his character, the promise and deliverance.

 

Do not fear God is with youaAlways so you can put our trust in the Lord.  He cares for us and cares about every detail for our lives.  When we get our eyes off of the circumstances onto Him, it releases the Lord to move mightely. The Lord sent confusion in the camp.

 

Vs. 20-21  “And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe int he Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.  And when he had sonsulted with the people, he appointed Singers unto the LORD, and that should Praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army,a nd to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever.”

The appointment of singers to lead the army into battle must have been in divine will, for as soon as they began to sing and praise God, God sent ambushes against the Moabites, Ammonites and Edomites and they were smitten.  God must have sent angels and the enemy became confused and they began to destroy each other.  This is a miraculous happening that, I’m sure, will take place at the battle of Armageddon.

 

vs. 22 And when they begain to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Sear, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 

The Lesson of Do Not Fear God is With You Always

The Lesson in this story is trust God, get your eyes off the situation, praise God in your situation. What I mean praise, praise like the victory has already taken place with confidence and with faith.

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God International Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States. Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Do Not Fear Not God is With You Always

If you are not saved or con­fused about God’s love for you, check out the Sal­va­tion / Father’s Love Videos

Free Christ­ian eBooks Download

Thank you for contacting Touch of God Healing and Deliverance Ministries DFW

 

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