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130922 – Bible Study – Ephesians 4 & 5 – (Audio Sermon)

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Michael Reid believes by building on the foundation of our biblically based family ethos, and maintaining a focus of miracles, healing and faith, the church can expand under God-anointed leadership – regardless of ‘qualification’. There are countless examples throughout history of God using men as leaders, oftentimes, when according to human logic, they might seem unqualified for the job. Such was the case with Bishop Michael Reid, an atheist policeman, whose life was transformed by the grace of God in a meeting led by late Demos Shakarian [founder of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International]. At the meeting under divine instruction God told Demos “Go get that man, I have a work for him to do” and Bishop Reid’s life in Christ began. As he started in the work God had given him, Bishop Reid quickly discovered God had given him the gifts of healing, discernment, knowledge and deliverance. He has been operating in these gifts – praying for the sick and preaching the gospel ever since with miracles and healing following.

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7 thoughts on “130922 – Bible Study – Ephesians 4 & 5 – (Audio Sermon)

  1. Bishop, if we do something by faith could it be considered legalism? Ephesians 5:2; Walk in love. If we walk in love that would be doing something that we “must” do. We don’t rely on God to do it for us, but we do it. Can that be interpreted as legalism, since it is doing something after we are saved?

    Does obedience come from faith (Romans 1:5)? If I had faith in Jesus Christ, would I forgive people who have wronged me in accordance with Matthew 6:14-15? Wouldn’t that be doing something that we must do “by faith?” If that is true, then are there not works of faith and works of legalism?

    Posted by alanballou | 04/10/2013, 3:04 am
    • You can only have faith in what God has spoken to your heart. Obedience will flow naturally from the words God speaks to you. “If a man love he will keep my words” – the evidence of your love and obedience to God is manifested by the love of His words.

      Faith inst something you stir up from thin air – God must speak first, then your faith rests in his promise. Until God spoke to Abraham, Abraham had nothing to believe in. When God spoke to him, he now had substance to believe in…..

      Hope this helps

      Posted by bishopmichaelreid | 05/10/2013, 3:37 pm
      • There are works associated with faith and there are works associated with the Laws that came through Moses. Deeds which are generated from faith are not legalism, no matter which version of the Bible a person is using.

        One man esteems one day above another, and a different man esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully persuaded in his own mind (Romans 14:5). There isn’t anything wrong with not wearing make-up and the like, if that is what a woman needs in order that her adorning not come from the outside in accordance with the Word of the Lord written in 1 Peter 3:3-4.

        It is not a part of the Laws of Moses, so how could it possibly be legalism? It is not a man’s doctrine either, or philosophy, but indeed it is a part of the New Testament, and those who decide to place faith in what is written in the New Testament should not be considered legalistic.

        Here is one of the statements I heard in your teaching, “Once you go into something like the NIV the emphasis is on what you do and not what God does for you and so it takes away grace and it becomes legalism.” The approved version has just as many things that “we must do,” as the NIV does, so how can it be considered legalism, and take away grace if it is written in the NIV, but not in the approved version? It can’t.

        Posted by alanballou | 05/10/2013, 4:32 pm
  2. Also, are some people to be rebuked openly in the church according to the following verses, and wouldn’t that be exposing sin? Do I push the NIV? No, but I listened to your audio teaching, and these verses came to mind.

    1 Timothy 5:19-20
    19 Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. 20 Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. NKJV

    Galatians 2:14
    14 But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews? NKJV

    Posted by alanballou | 04/10/2013, 3:06 am
    • The pastor of the church (sent from God) will deal with his own people with a heart of love. A true shepherd does not destroy anyone.

      Posted by bishopmichaelreid | 05/10/2013, 3:39 pm
      • So are you saying that we should not follow the verses mentioned above, placing faith in what God has spoken?

        “A true shepherd does not destroy anyone.” I’m curious. How do you interpret Revelation 2:20-23?

        Posted by alanballou | 05/10/2013, 4:37 pm
      • He died for you – the price has been paid once for all. Give God thanks and walk with Him. Stop trying to figure out scriptures that God hasn’t given you revelation to understand.

        When you walk with God He will reveal to you what He wants you to understand.

        Walk with Him

        Posted by bishopmichaelreid | 06/10/2013, 3:52 pm

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