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THREE FOLD CORD


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Ecclesiastes 4:12
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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Three stages to strengthen your relationship with GOD.
PRAYER: FASTING: GIVING
Let’s begin by recognizing that GOD in is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient. Again, we have Three!

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Omnipotent = Greek word translated is pantokrator, meaning “All-ruling” or “Almighty”. There is no limit to the power of GOD. HIS resources, HIS intelligence, HIS divine nature.

Omnipresent = Present! Everywhere at the same time! Sounds impossible, right? But, with GOD all things are possible. HIS Spirit is everywhere, all the time! Unquestionably.

Omniscient = Having complete/unlimited knowledge.

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Matthew is a Book in the Bible where we get a sense of this! It gives us the Holy Prayer. (Matt. 6:9-13) (KJV)
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

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Then, it reveals so much more too! This is a prayer before us, then next we are told about fasting. Then, about being a giving person. All three in one chapter.
Do you get the sense of the three powerful descriptions of GOD now? Oh, this is the tip of the iceberg! The Bible is the WORD like no other. It has mysteries and powerful prophecies. In fact, I dare say that over 75% of it is mysteries dealing with prophecies. But, you must understand the mysteries to comprehend the prophecies. Ask GOD to give you discernment!

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THREE IS ONE!

PRAYER
GOD gave us everything. HE gave us relationships and from this we have friends, family and acquaintances. From this we build many kinds of love and one of those being marriage. GOD gave us marriage. In marriage, we have a relationship but in that we must communicate with one another.
The same is with GOD. We must communicate with GOD constantly. Prayer is the MOST important form of communication we are given. We must utilize it daily to receive the full benefits from it. When we do this daily, we are acknowledging to GOD, our Father in Heaven that we want a relationship with HIM. We are acknowledging that we need HIM.

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FASTING:
Romans 12:1 (KJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Fasting is one way to gather our senses and bleed out the negative influences of our environment, food, etc. But the most productive reasoning for fasting is to seek a humble relationship with GOD, a closer relationship with GOD without any hindrances.

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…when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

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GIVING:
Touching the area of giving is HONOR! When we give, we honor GOD. You can’t have the Father’s favor until you show HIM honor.
Matthew 6 (KJV)
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
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. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

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A threefold cord is a symbol for strength. For example, a piece of twine is made of many pieces of single strands. The one strange of thread alone can be easily broken with the bare hand but hen you join the single thread with many pieces, you strengthen the single twine which is not easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (KJV)
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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In the supernatural realm, we have the same. A single believer is powerful in the Name of Jesus Christ and can move mountains, but many believers who pray together can produce many miracles.

 

 

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We walk by faith and this faith is strengthen in numbers. We live by the power of the Trinity. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we are a strong cord, not easily broken, and in fact we are stronger, than the strongest piece of rope that can be found!
John 15: (KJV)
1. I am the vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

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Every fruit within you that doesn’t produce, HE takes away. What’s left, HE prunes. This only strengthens the vine. Like a plant needing loving care, we too are in need of this. So, don’t resist HIS pruning! We all need it to grow stronger in HIM, with HIM, and through HIM. This only makes for a better person, all around.
Before GOD gives you anything, HE asks for a relationship! Everyday, people come to HIM asking for this and that! We all have problems in our lives and need help with things we feel we can’t overcome on our own and we need GOD to intervene. How many times a week do you go to HIM in prayer just to honor HIM. Just to praise HIM. Just to send HIM thanks for your blessings?

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But, we must understand before GOD gives you favor…you must honor HIM. A relationship is what HE wants. If you don’t then you make your relationship with HIM a relationship of convenience.
The key for this relationship to work is prayer….but this is only part of it. Communication. Your relationship depends on a two-way street of talking and listening.
Do you know why the problems in your life don’t go away? Because your trying to change them through your own abilities. This is impossible. You will only shift pieces around, but GOD can clean the slate.
Then, and only then will HE give you power. Power-THROUGH GOD to make changes in your life and other’s lives. HE will empower you in many ways.

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In Ministry-the Power of GOD is anointing. In finances, the power of GOD is called wealth. In the power of Law, the power of GOD is called authority. In the field of spiritual warfare, the power of GOD is called might.
Ephesians 6:10 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
In the area of character, the power of GOD is called perseverance. Any aspect in the field of miracles, the power of GOD is called faith.

 

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So how do these things come to you?
Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Ephesians 3:10 (KJV)
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Philippians 2:13 (KJV)
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Luke 10:19 (KJV)
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Power is our inheritance but we must exercise it to strengthen it but first GOD must give it to you. This comes by relationship. LEGAL RIGHTS -You see even the demons know they have authority and legal rights and believe me they use them to the fullest of their ability. We must do the same.
Before the power of force is visible, it must be received by the Holy Spirit by the gift of GOD. This is produced by a relationship with GOD.

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What did Jesus do constantly? Communicate with HIS Father. Jesus got on His knees and prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
He knew what was coming, but He still needed reassurance from His Father in Heaven.
This is how we need to act! Trust GOD, rely on GOD, seek GOD. ALWAYS.

Psalm 14:1 (KJV)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psalm 32: (KJV)
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

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4 responses

  1. Kim

    Hi there, and thank u for the great post. Will u please explain to me how to fast?

    April 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    • The two main principles of fasting seem to be to make sure God is calling you to do it, and make sure you do what you’ve committed to do. Like everything else, it’s the intent of your heart that matters. With that being said…here’s a good site:
      http://www.fasting.ws/

      April 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      • Kim

        Thank you!

        April 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

  2. Gary R. Sayers

    —- I HAVE to comment on this one… I was ONCE blessed with the opportunity to fast… I took it to the Lord, who seemed to give me ‘leave’… I fasted three days, and was incredibly blessed… I made it a part of my life, yet like Sis has said above, through bitter tears I learned that you do this ONLY AT GOD’S CALL… Otherwise He takes exception, and WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT… I tried ‘forcing God’s Hand’ a couple of times, and found out that GOD will have NONE of it!!!… Israel tried this tactic; Isaiah Ch. 58 states, beginning in vs. 3: “‘Why have we fasted’, they say, ‘and you have not seen?… Why have we afflicted our souls, and you take no notice?’…In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exploit all of your laborers…(vs. 4) Indeed you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness… You will NOT fast as you do this day, to make your voice heard on high… (vs. 5) Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul?… Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?…Would you call THIS a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?..(vs. 6) Is THIS not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?…(vs. 6) Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked and you cover him, and not hide yourselves from your own flesh?…”
    —- Now, it may be NOTHING, but… I tried to fast about 12 years ago over an issue, and after 4 days immediately contracted the most devastating episode of GOUT I have ever experienced, with which I was afflicted for almost a MONTH… I lost a job over it, and was limping from the effects for almost TWO months… NOW I CANNOT FAST, as my gout ALWAYS will ‘kick up’ if I do not eat regularly, and balance my purine levels along with my daily allopurinol tablets in the AM… I CAN’T FAST!!… Just be careful when you apply this to your life… Moses struck a rock TWICE and was denied the promised land… Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt… (????)… Some things I believe GOD is VERY SERIOUS about… He IS still GOD, and is HOLY… You can be blessed by a fast, as I was with the most wonderful VISION I have ever encountered, EVER!!!… But don’t think you can ‘twist God’s Arm’ because you like to go hungry… Maybe YOU CAN… But I sure can’t!!!… Just make sure you have GOD’S peace, His WILL, and above all His PERMISSION…. And save yourself a lot of heartache… Offered in LOVE…

    April 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

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