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The Church in Moses Lake is a meeting place for Christians and Believers who live in the Moses Lake, Washington area. We meet in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We gather together to read and share the Word of God and encourage one another in our Life in Christ. You are most welcome to join us in Praise and Worship, but If you are not able to attend, the recorded messages are available to minister to you. You will find our meeting times and location on the Contact Us tab.

Encouragement From The Word

December 9

Grace
Greek:χάρη
Transliteration:Charis
Definition:Grace, the state of kindness and favor toward someone,free favor, free gift.

1And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.2Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.3Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.4Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus.5 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.6So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others.For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

1John 1:14-17;2Romans 1:5-7;3Romans 11:5-6;41 Cor. 1:3-4;51 Cor. 15:10;62 Cor. 8:6-9

The Supplied Life is a daily devotional by Bill Freeman.

The very nature of the Christian life requires that we live a life of being supplied. The Christian Life is a supplied life. Indeed, The Supplied Life is Christ Himself. He has been prepared by God for us and is now being supplied and furnished to us. The way God does this is by organically joining us as branches to Christ, the true Vine (John 15:1, 4-5).
May these daily selections be an added stimulus to feed upon the Lord Himself, in order that His eternal purpose would be fulfilled through a daily supply of His Life.

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Getting Satan out of Our System

The reality of the church as Christ is altogether where the centrality of Christ is and where there is revelation and declaration concerning Christ as the Rock. Now we must ask, how can this happen in our own being and among us? Let me tell you how. We have to get Satan out of our system. Apart from Christ occupying us, Satan is in our system! That means Satan is in our mind. Satan is in our soul. For Christ to be the reality of the church, we need to eject the Enemy out of our system. The Enemy, not any person, is the attacker of the church. Our battle is not against flesh and blood; it is against the realm of the Enemy. And he is in the system of individuals who have not allowed Christ to be their relationship with all things.

We see Satan in Peter’s system as we continue to read in Matthew chapter 16. Verses 21-25 say, 21 “From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, ‘Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!’ 23 But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not [setting your mind on] the things of God, but [on] the things of men.’ 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his [soul] life will lose it, and whoever loses his [soul] life for My sake will find it.’ ”

To follow the Lord, according to verse 24, is to follow Him for the building of His church. He wants us to follow Him in the reality of the church life. For this we need to deny ourself and take up our cross and follow Him. We also need to lose our soul-life for His sake. To lose our soul means losing our soul as the initiator! Lose setting your mind on the things of men. Lose it! Take Me! You’ll find your soul when you take Me as your relation- ship with all things. Your relationship to yourself is Me! Lose yourself; don’t find yourself. When you lose yourself to find Me, then you will really find yourself in a proper way.

For the church to be in the reality of Christ, we need many experiences where we start to do something out of ourselves and then we stop ourselves by calling on the name of the Lord. By this we bring our being back to Christ. We sink back into our mingled spirit. We stop ourselves from initiating, thinking, acting, deliberating, and bring ourselves back to Christ as our source. At that point, we lose our soul-life. The more we lose our soul, the more Satan comes out of our system, the more Satan cannot destroy the church through our undealt-with mind and opinion. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” . . . “upon this rock I will build.” That means, you must take Christ as everything.

When Peter took the initiative to rebuke the Lord concerning His going to the cross, the Lord looked at him and said, “Get behind Me, Satan.” That means Satan was in Peter’s system. He was occupying Peter’s soul. This is where the problems and division in the church really are — in our undealt-with soul.

Satan will be ejected out of our system if day by day and hour by hour we do not initiate anything, but lose our soul-life to find it in Him. When the self initiates things, Satan is unrestrained in his attack on the church. We must all learn not to initiate! Don’t live! Don’t reason! Don’t even introspect yourself! Just say, “You are the Christ! The Son of the living God!” Then, like Peter, we will learn to eject Satan out of our system, and our independent, undealt-with self will not be Satan’s door into the church.

The reality of the church is Christ. We all must learn to experience Him in a genuine way so that He is our centrality and our Builder. I offer this fellowship to the brothers here from Bellevue and Seattle. I say it to all of us. I love all the brothers, and I have no personal feelings against anyone. I mean it. But I feel like the Lord has charged me to speak frankly to you that the church is Christ. I have not had any plan or strategy to do anything in this area, but once I heard that the brothers in the church in Seattle were taking their brothers to court, then I became fully burdened to come here and plead for har- mony and oneness. If the brothers refuse to hear this word, then we have no choice but to identify their practice as sectarian and unworthy of the kingdom of God. I trust the Lord’s mercy and grace to be over us all. I told the brothers, let us not repeat history. Church history has already done these kinds of things. Let us experience Christ together through all our problems; then the church will be the reality of Christ. Anyway, I’m so happy that our Christ is here to stay. Amen! The church is here to stay! There will be building among us more and more, and we trust it will spread. The Lord will do something to shame His enemy and glorify Himself. He loves harmony and oneness in the peace of Christ. Amen.