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VICTORY OVER SICKNESS

Victory Over Sickness

God’s Word tells us that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed. When Jesus died and rose again, He defeated sin, death, and sickness in all its forms for all of eternity. It’s amazing that, through Him, we share in this victory!

But what does victory over sickness mean for us while we still live in a fallen world?

Throughout the New Testament, we find examples of incredible healings performed by Jesus as well as by the Apostles acting in the power of His name. In reading these testimonies of healing, it can be easy to assume that God will answer our prayers about sickness a certain way: instant freedom from pain, total healing from an incurable or terminal diagnosis, or a complete victory over anxiety. So what do we do when our experience doesn’t meet our expectations? We need to be careful not to limit the incredible depth of what healing looks like.

The apostle Paul told us in Romans 8:28 that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him. That doesn’t mean everything that happens is good – Jesus’ victory over sin and death didn’t eliminate all the trials from our lives on earth.

In fact, in John 16:33, Jesus promised that we will experience trouble in this world, and sickness is no doubt a part of the difficulties we face.

While God still intervenes many times in miraculous ways, we aren’t necessarily guaranteed complete healing this side of heaven. But we can be certain of the everlasting victory that our salvation guarantees. We will spend eternity in the presence of God, full of joy and completely free from sickness, sin, death, pain, and anxiety.

Don’t be discouraged by what might seem like an unanswered prayer or an outcome that doesn’t meet your expectations.

God does hear your prayers, and in all things, He is working for your good and His glory.

As we continue this Easter season, ask God to give you an eternal perspective. When we keep the reality of heaven in mind, we are able to pray boldly and walk with confidence through any trial knowing that no matter the outcome, we win.

VICTORY 2020
Love ya.
PK
 

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WE CAN HAVE VICTORY OVER FEAR

Victory Over Fear

In our world today, bombarded with news and surrounded by what seems to be an endless flow of bad reports, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by fear.

We’re afraid of the unknown, afraid of pain and loss, afraid we don’t have what it takes to succeed.

But when our blameless Savior took on the cross to pay for our sin, He showed us perfect love. The power of that love defeated all the side effects of sin and darkness in the world, including fear.

1 John 4:18 tells us that “perfect love casts out fear.”

Through His ultimate display of love on the cross, Jesus claimed victory over fear, and He invites us to share in that victory.

He wants us to live with peace in our mind, heart, and spirit. But it’s up to us to receive and walk in the victorious power of His love.

In Romans 8:38, the apostle Paul said he was convinced that nothing could separate us from the love of God.

We, too, have the opportunity to be unshakably confident in God’s love for us and abide in the peace provided by that love.

If you ever have a moment where you question the extent of God’s love for you, all you have to do is look to the cross.

When fear comes knocking, you have a choice to make:

Let it overtake you, or remember Jesus’ victorious act of love and choose to believe that He has won the battle for your peace.

When everything seems to be going wrong in your world, stand firm on the truth that fear has no power over you.

Claim His peace, and walk forward in confidence that you are fully covered by His love!

Love ya. PK
 
 

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VICTORY IN CHRIST ALONE

Victory in Christ Alone!

Jesus has already overcome the enemy. However, as we read in 1 Peter 5:8, the devil still “prowls around . . . looking for someone to devour.” In many ways, he is like a snake with its head cut off. When you kill a snake, you have to be sure to bury its head, because even after death the serpent holds a lethal dose of venom in its fangs.

If you step on a dead snake’s head, you can still get poisoned.

In the same way, even though Jesus broke the power of Satan at the cross, he can still inject his deadly poison into our lives. He is dead but still deadly.

The goal then, is not to step on the snake’s head.

In practical terms, this means resisting the devil (see James 4:7), equipping the defenses Jesus has provided (see Ephesians 6:10–18), and leaning into his sufficiency (see Proverbs 3:5).

It means remembering that he is your David in the story—and you can never bring down giants through your own courage, willpower, or efforts.

It’s always Jesus who brings the giant down.

If you truly want to see victory over the giants in your life, you need to understand your dependency on the all-sufficiency of Jesus Christ.

Victory is all about trusting in Christ and not about trying to succeed.

To take the first step against your dead-but-still-deadly enemy, you’ve got to make this paradigm shift in your mind. Christ is the only force that brings change.

Victory can only be found in Him!

Love ya .
PK
 

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VICTORY OVER ADDICTIONS

Victory Over Addictions!

When David volunteered to fight Goliath, King Saul told him, “you are not able” (1 Samuel 17:33).

He went on to explain that David was no match for the giant because he had “been a warrior from his youth.” When David failed to be persuaded not to fight, Saul attempted to cover him up with his own armor. He wanted David to suit up so he would look stronger and more protected than he really was.

We do the same in our own lives.

We feel powerless in a broken world and wide open to attack, so we put on false armor and hide in addictions.

The sad reality is that we are an addicted generation.

We may not think of ourselves as addicted, but the truth of the matter is most of have something in our lives that we feel we can’t live without—whether it’s alcohol, relationships, shopping, accomplishments, drugs, adrenaline, or even social media.

We’re enslaved to that thing and can’t break the habit of going to it when we feel vulnerabilities surface.

The giant of addiction can rob you of God’s best for you.

It can lead you down a never-ending path to a never-fulfilled promise.

In the end, it will stand over you, ridiculing you and dimming the fame and glory of God in your life. So, how can you realize Jesus’ victory over this giant?

The key is to look past the symptoms of the addiction and focus on the cause.

Ask yourself questions such as, “What is the source of the chaos in my life?

Why do I feel so inadequate?

Why do I fear being known?

Where is the pain coming from?”

Unless you’re willing to look for what is causing your problems, the giant of addiction is not going to fall.

Most of us follow a pattern where, when we feel vulnerable to attack, it makes us feel weak.

This weakness, in turn, compels us to cover up and cope. And when we try to cover up and cope, we run to an addiction. Fortunately, there is a solution.

Instead of running to an addiction when you feel the need to cover up, run to Jesus. Know that whatever vulnerability you are feeling, Jesus won’t push you away.

He accepts you in his love and infuses you with his life.

He exchanges your weakness for his strength.

When you are vulnerable, Jesus is ABLE.

Perhaps the greatest lie when facing your addictions is that you can wage the battle on your own, hidden from view.

Always remember that freedom happens in the light. Jesus is the Light of the World, and he works most powerfully in you when you bring your brokenness and hurt into the light of his grace.

You are free in Christ the instant you place your trust in him. But it may be that you need to call on those standing close by to help unravel the layers.

Do whatever is necessary to weave your life into a system of openness, honesty, and accountability.

In the end, David refused to be covered in Saul’s armor. He put aside all the trappings that Saul tried to weigh him down with and chose instead to rely only on the Lord.

He went out to fight the giant armed with only his sling, his rod, and his God—and he took Goliath down.

This is the template for our living, and as we look only to God for strength in our vulnerabilities, the giant of addiction will fall in our lives.

WE LIVE IN VICTORY!
Love y’all.
PK
 

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WE ARE PEOPLE OF FAITH

In THIS SEASON of discomfort remember we are people OF FAITH!

Remember that faith thrives in discomfort.

The cross brought pain to Jesus in the same breath that it brought freedom to you.

It’s often easy to just sit back and decide to follow the example of another person’s life—to let someone else who is “called” to go and take the risk. But the reality is that God hasn’t called any of us to avoid the dangers of a lost and dying world.

Instead, he has called us to enter into it with the sword of the Spirit in our hands. He wants us to say, “We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work” (John 9:4 NLT).

Your life on this earth is short . . . but God is big.

So focus on matters of eternal significance while you are here.

You live on a planet with billions of people who’ve never heard of Jesus.

As a follower of Christ, you have the hope.

You have the truth.

You have the life. You have Jesus.

That’s what matters: letting Jesus be known. So step into the fight in the name of Jesus!

 

Have a fantastic day.
PK
 

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VICTORY OVER THE

Experiencing Jesus’ victory over the giant of rejection comes from seeing yourself the way that your heavenly father sees you—as his dearly and loved child.

As Paul wrote, “If we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” (Romans 8:17). God did not accept you because of anything you had done, but just because he loved you (see 1 John 4:19).

What’s more, God loved you so much that he was willing to pay an enormous cost to bring you close to him: the death of his own Son, Jesus, on the cross.

Imagine Jesus today whispering in your ear, “I really, really love you. I am already pleased with you!”

It might feel crazy to think the God of heaven—the creator of the universe—knows you so personally. Many of us freak out when we get thirty likes on a social media post.

Yet the God of the universe is mindful of you (see Psalm 8)!

He has pursued you (see Luke 15:3–7).

Before you were even conceived, God went on record and said, “I choose you as my own.” That truth should cultivate a sense of acceptance within you.

Your worth isn’t wrapped up in what you achieve but is forever anchored in the fact that Jesus was given for you.

You were made to be accepted and embraced by your heavenly Father.

You were made to be loved, for free.

You live from his acceptance, not for the acceptance of others.

As you come to realize this, the giant of rejection will fall in your life.
 

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VICTORY OVER FEAR

FEAR!

This is basically the definition of FEAR—the belief that something is out there that is going to get you that you can’t do anything to STOP.

This fear can manifest itself in many different ways—anxiety, nervousness, worry, stress, dread, hopelessness, panic, to name a few—and can spring up in your life from a variety of sources.

The giant of fear can get a foothold in your life and begin to dominate you.

  • It can demoralize you and ultimately diminish God’s glory in your life.
  • It can chew away at your life, erode your sense of confidence, rob you of sleep, blind you, and steal your praise to God.
  • Fear is a relentless giant. And it is one that must fall through the power of Jesus.

The solution to facing the giant of fear is not determination but faith in Jesus.

  • It isn’t so much saying, “Fear, go away,” but confessing, “I have confidence that Jesus is bigger than this giant and has already defeated it.”
In Romans 10:17, Paul states, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (NKJV).
When you see and hear God in and through his Word, the Word allows you to see and hear that He is bigger than your giant. That builds up your faith, and your faith in turn becomes the stone that shuts up the giant that’s already defeated.

So today, identify the source of your fear and place it in the hands of Jesus.

Remind yourself that with God all things are possible (see Matthew 19:26) and he is able to overcome this giant.

Remember that Jesus has promised to always be with you (see Hebrews 13:5).

Name what is keeping you up at night, and then offload those cares to the One who has promised to care for you (see 1 Peter 5:7).

Then fill your mouth with praise because you see God’s might, recognize his love for you, and know that he will always come through. His mercy will never fail (see Lamentations 3:22).

As you do this, even though the cause of your fear may not be removed, you will be actively relegating fear to its proper place: into the hands of Christ.
 
LOVE You all.
PK
 

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GOD’S WORD IS FREEDOM

Good morning!!

BEWARE & BE-AWARE!

God’s Word is Freedom!

I hear so many people saying;
“Pastor Ken I fail God everyday” OR “Thank God for grace because I fall short everyday!”

My question to those who keep speaking this into their life is simple, WHY?? WHY?? WHY??

 

First, yes every believer falls short or fails in sin. Yes EVERYONE messes up and finds themselves @ the altar repenting for mistakes they’ve made!!!!
 

BUT JESUS CAME TO FREE US FROM SIN AND DEATH!! God’s not playing a cat and mouse game with his children!

Romans 8:1‭-‬2 NLT
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has FREED YOU FROM the POWER OF SIN that leads to death.

 
IF JESUS IS YOUR SAVIOR the truth is you have been set free from “THE POWER” sin has over you daily walk through life! SO IF YOU CONTINUE FALLING SHORT or sinning DAILY- You are doing something wrong!!!
 

THIS IS GREAT NEWS! This means you have no “OBLIGATION” to allow sin to kill your spiritual momentum or interfere in your relationship with God and people!

Romans 8:11‭-‬12 NLT
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, YOU HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO DO WHAT your sinful nature urges you to do.”

 

WOW. ISN’T THIS AMAZING? We have a God who made a way for us to be set free living not from the perspective of a victim but now from the vantage point of VICTORY IN JESUS!!

Romans 8:3 NLT
“The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent HIS OWN SON in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an END TO sin’s CONTROL OVER US by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.”

 

If you are falling or failing daily I want to encourage you to begin to change something now! There’s a reason for that daily flaw and I assure you it is not a life sentence for the believer.

1. Pray like you’ve never prayed before.
2. Go to church faithfully as if life itself depends on it (because spiritually IT DOES).
3. STOP verbally proclaiming daily failure and speak the Word of God instead.
4. Begin reading God’s WORD so you can grow to know EXACTLY WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT YOUR NEW LIFE.
 

“VICTORY IS OURS IS THE MIGHTY NAME OF YESHUA!”

HOPE TO SEE YA @ CHURCH FRIENDS.
www.myvineyardofhope.org


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VICTORY IS YOURS!

“Victory is Yours!”

As sons and daughters, we fight FROM victory, not FOR victory

Just imagine!
Whipped 5 times, beaten by rods 3 times, stoned, shipwrecked 3 times, bitten by a snake, adrift at sea for a day, often without food, and arrested several times—Paul the apostle spent in total about 5 to 6 years of his life in jail.

Facing near death along with several other struggles, Paul found himself in a war, but he knew that it wasn’t people he was fighting against. In Ephesians 6:12, Paul informs us of an unseen realm that has influence over the thoughts and values of entire people groups.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

We were born into a war. The opponent isn’t our neighbor, a POLITICAL PARTY or country that threatens our freedom. This war is not human-centered, it is centered on a spirit realm.

The attack is not on us—it’s on the Kingdom of God that lives inside of us. Truth is this war belongs to God, and He has already won. VICTORY is ours.

Jesus said: “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NLT

Jesus took on all sin, sickness, disease, trauma, and abuse and then rose from the grave to be seated “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named.” (Ephesians 1:21). Knowing this, we have great hope in our Advocate, whose throne withstands all principalities and powers. His victory over evil is our inheritance.

As sons and daughters, we fight FROM victory, not FOR victory. This knowledge fills us with peace that crushes Satan under our feet. (Romans 16:20).

Jesus died and rose so that we could live in His victory, taking it on as our identity. In the middle of storms, we can rest in the Prince of Peace, reminding the enemy that he has already been defeated. The victory belongs to Jesus, and His victory is ours.
 
1. What hardship are you facing that is causing you to feel like a victim?
 

2. How does what you read about Jesus’ victory affect how you see this situation?

 

3. Take time to bring this situation before God, surrender it to Him, and REST IN HIS VICTORY and peace. Ask Him to show you who you are, and what it looks like to make His victory part of your identity.

 

God bless you all.
Love ya,
PK
 

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WHY CALL ME LORD?

“Why call me Lord?”

I love that this is what we see when my wife Missy Tyson and I see when we sit and reflect on our 10 years now in Osawatomie.

Like us sitting in church paralyzed with fear, many people can relate to the feeling that perhaps God called the wrong phone when He interrupted your normal, comfortable life for you to answer an impending call for service.

Excited but feeling unworthy I questioned God when He said preach the Gospel!! Besides doesn’t God realize what I’ve been and the many failures not to mention the immense amount of issues I STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH? TRUTH IS – You will be the first one to question your ability, but probably not the last. Our culture tends to spotlight the polished and poised, but sometimes God likes to turn those expectations on their heads and use a vessel not so obvious.

If you think about it for even just a few moments, you might recall at least one time when you weren’t the best candidate or the best prepared or the most comfortable and yet God used you in your weakness. The power of the Holy Spirit made the difference, using you to accomplish His purpose.

 

1 Corinthians 2:1‭-‬5 NLT
When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God’s secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.

 

I PRAISE GOD DAILY that His purpose for an unlikely choice will forever point people to HIM. This my friends (or self proclaimed enemies) is why we answer the call despite our feelings of being inadequate! That’s where God’s power is most seen and convincing.

Have a blessed day.

Love ya,
PK
 

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