Brian Doerksen It's time for the reign of God

Brian Doerksen- It's time for the Reign of God
It's time for the reign of God

It's time for Your light to shine

I'ts time for the kingdom of our God to be revealed

I'ts time for authority

It's time for Your majesty

It's time for the kingdom of our God to be revealed

In these days of wars and famines

In these days when hearts grow cold

In these days of growing darkness there's a story to be told

So we gather in the Spirit lift up a prayer of faith

We proclaim the mighty word of God the power in Your name

For the captives of rebellion Addicted and deceived

For those who wander far from home It's time to intercede

So we gather in the Spirit lift up a prayer of faith

We proclaim the mighty word of God the power in Your name!!

Week 9 Homework | Breaking Free

Week 9......Oh my....WEEK 9!!!!
Girls we are so very close to the end.
This week is critical to our 'freedom' ...please please I beg you....if you haven't done a piece of your homework so far...please please do this week. 

Day 1
1. snatches the word

2. filled your heart with lies

3. decieved minds

4. He knows my thoughts

5.depraved mind

6. personal

7. personal
Day 2
"I have been given the divine power to demolish strongholds!"
taken from 2 Cor 10:4

1-4 personal
really pray over these questions, take your time to answer

5. lift the yoke from our necks
"Get up and prepare yourselves, for today the Lord will do amazing things among you!"
Day 3

Tearing down the high places.
"Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places."
Deut. 33:29

1. Thoughts
Casual thoughts are thoughts that have not yet been taken captive in obedience to Christ.
Captivating thoughts are consuming unhealthy thoughts.

2. Dwelling on thoughts
Any thought I continue to dwell on and allow to bother me.
"There is no on like my God,
who rides on the heavens to help me
and on the clouds in his majesty.
The eternal God is my refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out my enemy before me,
saying, Destroy him!
So I will live in safety alone;
My spring is secure
in a land of grain and new wine,
where the heavens drop dew.
Blessed am I,
Who is like me,
a woman saved by the LORD?
He is my shield and helper
and my glorious sword.
My enemies will cower before me,
and you, O LORD will trample down their high places!"
taken from Deut 33:26-29

3. many answers here...
past, failures, hurts, loses

"Happy am I,
who is like me,
A woman saved by the LORD,
the shield of my help,
and who is the sword of my excellency!
Casting down all imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ!"
Taken from Deut. 33:29 with 2 Cor 10:5 both KJV

"Every high thing" are things, people or circumstances that outgrow our thoughts of God.
Cast down the high places in our lives or they will eventually cast us down!

4. high places
sacrifices and burnt insence to idols

5. many Kings
failed to remove the high places to avoid confrontation.

6. not only
did He sacrifice his own son,
he followed the detestable ways of the high places.

7. Avoiding..
our "high places" is allowing the enemy to hold us captive.
Which ultimately will destroy us if we allow it.

8. personal questions
Day 4

Renewing our minds.....
So watch your step, friends.
Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around-
 that will trip you up and throw you off course,
diverting you from the living God.
For as long as it's still God's Today,
keep each other on your toes-
 so sin doesn't slow down your reflexes.
Hebrews 3:12-13 MSG

According to Heb 3:13 "Sin is deceitful"...
Tear down the lies!

1. labeling the illustrations

2. The person...
that is unaware of the enemy plot to lead them astray by their thoughts.

3. The enemy uses lies to destroy!

for me...
unforgiveness, recognition, success, bitterness
TRUTH is the only way out! Knowing the TRUTH sets me free! John 8:32

5. understanding the powerful
impact declaring scripture over ourselves is a must in order to defeat the enemy!
Day 5
Taking EVERY thought captive!
"The mind of a sinful man is death,
but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace!"
Romans 8:6 NIV

1. to think with the mind of Christ

2. Removing temptation
so we can learn to overcome, and CLING to the victory!

3. Give thanks
to the LORD for His unfailing love!

4. illustration explanations...
Bowing to lies, standing up and tearing down lies then Bowing to the TRUTH that has set us FREE!

5. studying scripture
memorizing scripture to us against lies of the enemy
speaking truth will change our thoughts and the enemy will cower before us.
The WORD of GOD is powerful and useful for REBUKING the enemy!
Starve the flesh and feed the Spirit!

6. According to the Spirit - According to the Flesh
Spirit desires....Nature desires
Life and Peace...Death
Alive in Righteousness...Dead to Sin by not pleasing God

7. studying scripture
listening to Christian music
attending a bible study
memorizing scripture

8.  drawing out all five illustrations.....

Week 8 Homework | Breaking Free

Woohoooo!   Girls, Are you ready for week 8! 
After the past two weeks of literally 'breaking free' from some tough emotional stuff;  we are headed into some 'bright light' as we discover God's Unfailing Love!
Now that's exciting to me! :)
The love of God is absolutely life saving, I hope you'll grab ahold of his word this week and get ready to experience your God like never before.  This week is so enlightening I had to read ahead to day three.  I won't post the homework ahead, just's really good!
Ok, if you haven't already figured it out...I love music videos..I download them all the time.
This one by Chris Tomlin- Unfailing Love- hit me as I opened my book and turned to the first day of homework!
"Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love." Psalm 31:16 NIV

Day 1
Finding Unfailing Love
"Through the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed;
says the LORD,
who has compassion on you!"
Isaiah 54:10 NIV

1. Psalm 136 NIV
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
4 to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
His love endures forever.
7 who made the great lights—
His love endures forever.
8 the sun to govern the day,
His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
His love endures forever.
10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.
13 to him who divided the Red Sea [a] asunder
His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
His love endures forever.
16 to him who led his people through the desert,
His love endures forever.
17 who struck down great kings,
His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings—
His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel;
His love endures forever.
23 to the One who remembered us in our low estate
His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies,
His love endures forever.
25 and who gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.
26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.

2. Three themes Psalm 136
God the Creator:
vs. 4-5-6-7-8-9
God the Conqueror:
vs. 2-3-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18
God the Compassionate One:
vs. 1-19-20-21-22-23-{24 Freed Us}-25-26

3. Isaiah 55:8-11
True or False answers...

4. personal

5. Roman 8:38-39 NIV
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am sure that nothing can separate us from God's love
--not life or death,
not angels or spirits,
not the present or the future,
and not powers above or powers below.
Nothing in all creation can separate us from God's love for us in Christ Jesus our Lord! CEV

6. Proverbs 19:22
Unfailing Love

7.Proverbs 20:6
A man may claim
to have unfailing love, but where's the faithful man?

8. Your idea of unfailing love???

9. 1 John 4:18
Perfect love drives out FEAR!

10. personal
yes or no

11. God's perfect love....Humans not so much.
Humans can easily fail in love.
Love for or from a human is not perfect, for we fall short of perfection especially when it comes to emotions!
God is the only one who can love without failing.
For He cannot fail at anything and the greatest of these is love!

12. personal prayer
Father God,
Your truth is the same as your love,
{unfailing perfection powerful}
driving out all fear!
Because of your truth and love which lives in me;
I experience peace everlasting in your presence!
Day 2

"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron!" Psalm 107:15-16

A sweet friend of mine commented to me the other day:Melanie why do you place an exclamation mark after almost every single scripture you write?
I responded "I do"?  Then I had to remark that the Lords Word deserves a great big exclamatory statement every single time his words are mentioned quoted or stated.  I cannot speak his word, read his word even breathe in his word without a shout, a smile and to put it simply....I can't contain myself...His word is Alive and Active...and that EXCITES ME! lol.  So my excitement explodes onto to the pages of my writting.  Ask anyone who knows me,  I speak with an exclamation mark anyhow! :)  What can I say, I write like I speak.
Now onto the lesson for today....
Freedom of Unfailing Love!
{Psalm 107 CEV}
The LORD Is Good to His People
1Shout praises to the LORD!
He is good to us,
and his love never fails.
2Everyone the LORD has rescued
from trouble
should praise him,
3everyone he has brought
from the east and the west,
the north and the south.
 4Some of you were lost
in the scorching desert,
far from a town.
5You were hungry and thirsty
and about to give up.
6You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
7Right away he brought you
to a town.
8You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
9To everyone who is thirsty,
he gives something to drink;
to everyone who is hungry,
he gives good things to eat.
10Some of you were prisoners
suffering in deepest darkness
and bound by chains,
11because you had rebelled
against God Most High
and refused his advice.
12You were worn out
from working like slaves,
and no one came to help.
13You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
14He brought you out
of the deepest darkness
and broke your chains.
15You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
16He breaks down bronze gates
and shatters iron locks.
17Some of you had foolishly
committed a lot of sins
and were in terrible pain.
18The very thought of food
was disgusting to you,
and you were almost dead.
19You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
20By the power of his own word,
he healed you
and saved you
from destruction.
21You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
22You should celebrate
by offering sacrifices
and singing joyful songs
to tell what he has done.
23Some of you made a living
by sailing the mighty sea,
24and you saw the miracles
the LORD performed there.
25At his command a storm arose,
and waves covered the sea.
26You were tossed to the sky
and to the ocean depths,
until things looked so bad
that you lost your courage.
27You staggered like drunkards
and gave up all hope.
28You were in serious trouble,
but you prayed to the LORD,
and he rescued you.
29He made the storm stop
and the sea be quiet.
30You were happy because of this,
and he brought you to the port
where you wanted to go.
31You should praise the LORD
for his love
and for the wonderful things
he does for all of us.
32Honor the LORD
when you
and your leaders
meet to worship.
33If you start doing wrong,
the LORD will turn rivers
into deserts,
34flowing streams
into scorched land,
and fruitful fields
into beds of salt.
35But the LORD can also turn
deserts into lakes
and scorched land
into flowing streams.
36If you are hungry,
you can settle there
and build a town.
37You can plant fields
and vineyards
that produce
a good harvest.
38The LORD will bless you
with many children
and with herds of cattle.
39Sometimes you may be crushed
by troubles and sorrows,
until only a few of you
are left to survive.
40But the LORD will take revenge
on those who conquer you,
and he will make them wander
across desert sands.
41When you are suffering
and in need,
he will come to your rescue,
and your families will grow
as fast as a herd of sheep.
42You will see this because
you obey the LORD,
but everyone who is wicked
will be silenced.
43Be wise! Remember this
and think about the kindness 
of the LORD.

1. personal
If you are 'struggling' to answer this question. I encourage you to scroll up and re-read Psalm 107.
There is a powerful message in that Psalm alone.  Bask in his unfailing love girls.  Read it and re-read it, then write down a couple or ten of the verses on note cards and memorize them.

2. rebellion toward God's Word and possible His Will.
He sent His Word and healed the.

3. God

4. To allow them to cry out in need

5. He saved them, out of darkness and gloom, broke away their chains.

6. They would give thanks for His Unfailing Love

7. His Word
rescued them from the grave.

8. cry out to me

9. Unfailing Love

10. In time of distress,
they were saved by His Word and
His Unfailing Love.
We too can be saved by His Word and Unfailing Love.

11. Not having His Presence
His Word
His Abiding Joy in me...
would absolutely throw me into a depressive state.

12. Rebellion
will finally catch up to us.  to me.

13. personal situation of rebellion

14. personal

15. anxiety, depression and fear

16. sin sick?
yes, depression, extreme exhaustion, fatigue

17. discipline
produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.


19. astray, but now obey

20. weighing one down, turn form sin.

21. who sins loves lot, forgiven little loves little.

22. respond in a prayer to the Lord
Day 3

Fullness of
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days!"
Psalm 90:14 NIV

I have to giggle a bit here...I just read this verse in the message bible...
"Surprise us with love at daybreak;
then we'll skip and dance all the day long. " MSG
Isn't that just fitting for God's sense of humor?
His love is "anew" every day- EVERY DAY!
This fills our hearts with PEACE and our feet with dances of PRAISE!

1. satisfaction
and the fullness in Christ.

2. His divine power....
which has given me everything I need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his glory and goodness!

3. John 4:24 SPIRIT
1 John 4:16 LOVE

4. God lives in Him
"Where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is FREEDOM!"
O, I'm getting excited typing so get ready for some exclamation marks!
Ephesians 3 NIV
{Cause} 10-13
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
{Prayer} 14-21
For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may
strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you,
being rooted and established in love,
may have power,
together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!

5. To be rooted and established in LOVE!! vs. 17

Ok, I did indeed take a snapshot of my workbook...I really felt the need to
share what this part of the lesson really stands for.
I drew my tree .....a line for the soil.....
My personal testimony,
I have really strong roots from a strong foundation that was instilled in me during my childhood and my upbringing.   Ok, not bragging here!  Just so I am clear, I have many broken roots, some of which have been literally ripped out root and all!  Then, I have brokenness, representing my broken roots, I could get into a long discussion about brokenness but no need as that is exactly why we are in this study!
Then I placed some new roots....have fitting is it that with this visual example we have been given to draw something as simple as a tree with roots could have such a powerful impact! Go Beth! :)

6. His Spirit in me!

7. personal experience with God's presence

8. Paul means
exactly what he said...
truly does surpass our comprehension!
It is an experience between God and the reciever...
I believe it is an experience that no two are the same.
Gods presence is revealed to all of us in different ways.

9. Psalm 90:14 NIV
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days!

10. Respond to the Lord your God today!
Fill My Cup Lord!
Amen?  Amen!

Day 4
Failure to Believe God's

"For God so loved the world..
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!"
John 3:16

1. To know and believe me
"You are my witnesses declares the Lord-
my servant whom I chosen so that you may
know and believe me and understand that I am He.
Before me no God was formed nor
will there be one after me!"
Isaiah 43:10 NIV

2. opinion

3. personal

4. Deut. 7:8...
Lord loves me!
Psalm 86:5....
The Lord is abounding in love to all who call to Him!
Psalm 89:31-33....
The Lord may punish us, by allowing us to sink in our own despair -
but he will not take His love from us!

5. Christ died for Me!

6. Isaiah 52:14, 53:10-11.....
Suffering in order to obtain the will of the Lord.
Matthew 27 32-54.....
Christ died to show us his UNFAILING LOVE.
1 John 4:10.....
He loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

7. as much as His own Son!

8. respond
Day 5

I'm so excited! 
Ok, yes, you are more than likely saying to yourself or maybe are always excited!
Especially right this moment!  God is so good!
You every have one of those EXCITED days!  Wowza days!  God days!
Ok, will share more about this tomorrow.
Right now let's get busy on day five of our homework.

"Sow for yourselves rightwousness,
reap the fruit of 
and break up your unplowed ground,
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until HE comes and showers righteousness on you!"
Hosea 10:12 NIV

1. I'm gonna list my response not the scriptures here, from L to R.
-strength (unfailing love)
-rejoices (praise)
-presence (surrounding)
-humbled (servant)
-grief (compassion)
-alive in Christ (saved by grace)

2. child who believes their loved.....
-eager to learn
-adjusts to change
-goal setter
-trust and believes

3. child who doesn't believe their loved.....

4. personal
Exodus 15:13 
"In Your UNFAILING LOVE you will lead the people you have redeemed!"

5. bold
Psalm 51:1
 "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your UNFAILING LOVE!"
Psalm 119:76
"Your UNFAILING LOVE is my comfort!"

6. personal knowing that the Lord's UNFAILING LOVE is with us no matter our circumstances!

7. Love
him back unconditionally!

8. The Lord will protect me, fight for me

9. humble
Futher study here girls....if you have some extra time to spend in the Word....
do a search for all the ways the Lord mentions
His UNFAILING LOVE in a bible search engine,
check it out in the NIV.
Here is the Link ...just to give ya a boost...*grin.

Bible Gateway Search for Unfailing Love

10.  Great note card verses in 1 John here girls.
The Lord knows everything-
my desires-
my heart-
my mind-
as for me ...
I will rely on God's
to guide me!

See you in the morning!!

Week 7 Homework | Breaking Free

Day 1

Upside Down
"You turn things upside down,
as if the potter were thought to be like the clay!
Shall what is formed say to him who formed it?
He did not make me?
Can the pot say of the potter,
He knows nothing?"
Isaiah 29:16

1. James 1:22-25
The Word in Action!
Don't just read it, Do what it says!

2.  Isaiah 29:16 MSG
Doom to you!
You pretend to have the inside track.
You shut God out and work behind the scenes,
Plotting the future as if you knew everything,
acting mysterious,
never showing your hand.
You have everything backward!
You treat the potter as a lump of clay.
Does a book say to its author,
He didn't write a word of me?
Does a meal say to the woman who cooked it,
She has nothing to do with this?

3. Rebellion of God's Children

4. They were so stubborn
they didn't see any other way to be.
Resisting authority.

5.  personal

6. deceitful

7. personal

8. compare
Ex 23:22- Listen and the Lord will oppose the enemy.
Ps 81:10-14- not listen and the Lord will not hold the enemy back.

9. flattering
"Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets,
Prophesy not unto us right things,
speak unto us smooth things,
prophesy deceits."
Isaiah 30:10 KJV

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in
righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

10. charge
preach the word
be prepared in season and out
correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.

11. compare
2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV
men will not listen-
they will hear what they want-
they will believe myths over truth.

Isaiah 30:10-11 NIV
men will not wish to hear about visions-
and of what is right-
they will say don't confront us about such truth.

12. personal
Day 2

Broken Pottery
This sin will become for you like a high wall,
cracked and bulging,
that collapses suddenly,
in an instant.
It will break in pieces like pottery!
Isaiah 30:13-14

1. obeying it

2. act like a child of God

3. listen to the Lords instruction

4. pleasant illusions over truth.

5. on oppression

6. personal

7.turning to deceit

8. listen but don't obey-
 a deceitful tongue

9. crushes the spirit

10. I believe
we may know what is best for us-
we deny truth in our hearts as we know it,
to fit our immediate desires and bondage.

11. repentance and rest

12. rest

13. repentance and rest
= your strength!
Love that concept!

14. personal

15. Doesn't act like a child of God.
Isn't listening to the Lords instruction
Prefers illusion to truth
Relies on oppression
Depends on deceit
Runs from the real answers

16. Lose strength totally-
Lose control-
Collapse suddenly-
in an instant.
Day 3
I am God,
and there is no other;
I am God and there is none like me.
Isaiah 46:9 NIV

1. The Lord is the Spirit,
where the Spirit of the Lord is..
there is FREEDOM.

2. children of God

3. received

4. Spirit of Truth in Me.

5. Lord

6. absolute authority

7. personal

8. personal

9. with hold no part of our lives from His authority

10. Letting the Spirit lead us in all areas of my life.

11. LORD

12. keep going through your questions before answering this.

13. may the Lords will be done.

14.  "food" to do the will of the Lord.

15. not to do my will
but the will of the one who sent me.. my Lord.

16. Lords will
is for everyone who looks to the son and believes in him will have eternal life.

17. to do the will of His Father.
(answer to number 12)

18. There are many scriptures to look up here.
I would be typing all night.
I will discuss this Wednesday.
Day 4

But my Salvation will last forever,
my righteousness will never fail!
Isaiah 51:6 NIV

1. slaves
slave to sin which leads to death
slave to obedience that leads to righteousness

2. personal

3. draw yourself on the ladder

4. search Isaiah 51:2-16
mark each time God tries to get our attention.

5. if you belong to Chirst and heirs according to promise.

6. check all

7. ruins- compassion
= joy and gladness to be found

8. make a road to cross over

9. he churns the waves
but he provides a way out

10. we will
soon be set FREE

11. NEW
Day 5
O Lord,
be gracious to us
we long for you.
Be out strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.
Isaiah 33:2 NIV

1. God has a perfect plan and purpose for my life!

2. where are you?

3. so they would admit

4. through us spreads everywhere the knowledge of Him.

5. believing in Chirst

6. frequently

7. strength

8. personal

9. misleads me.

10. seek first
his kingdom and his righteousness

11. has enough trouble of its own.

12. personal
"Save me, for I am yours!" Psalm 119:94 NIV