And ye shall know the truth,
Teaching Doctrine Overview
Two basic foundations for this ministry
- Reconciling ourselves to God's love
- Forgiving from our hearts
The teaching provide by Life Application Ministries is patterned after II Timothy 2:24-26:
"The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him (the devil) at his will.
This ministry deals with the heart of man. If we have trials and tribulations that the world gives, this is not the same as a spiritually rooted issue. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all (Psalm 34:19) We need to understand that in order to trust God in all things, we need to "know" Him in character and know Him in truth. We find that Christians don't have this solid foundation so that when a trial comes they struggle more than necessary. If we obtained peace in relationship with God, then we can go through anything, because we believe that God loves us and has our good in mind. We can go through a storm and not be shaken. We can face a trial that won't defeat us. We can do all things through Christ's strength (Philippians 4:13). But in order to see the Biblical principles and promises in our lives, we need to get first things first.
We are establishing or re-establishing the basic foundations for a Christian. Yes, we are teaching the things that every believer should already know, but unfortunately, do not. Once a person has obtained the basics needed, then they have what they need to continue to live in victory with the Lord as He leads. Once we have passed through what is taught here, we are ready to go out into the world, teaching and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 22:38-40) We are to Love the Lord our God with all our Heart, Soul and Mind and others as we love ourselves upon this hang all the law and the prophets.
(John 8:32; 36) You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Whom the son has set free is free indeed.
(Hebrews 5:14) We need to discern truth so we can choose wisely.
(Ephesians 3:17) Rooted and grounded in God's love. Important for every believer to feel they can go to the Lord at all times, take responsibility; not like Adam who hid from God and blamed his sin on eve.
(Hebrews 11:6) - Without faith it is impossible to please Him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is.
(Matthew 6:33) Seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
(Matthew 6:14-15) For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
(2 Corinthians 2:10-11) To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
(Psalms 32:1) Blessed is the man whose transgressions are forgiven and whose sins are covered.
(Jeremiah 5:25) We prevent good things from happening to us because of our sins and iniquities.
(Hebrews 3:7-19) Peace is living in the "rest" of God (complete trust and faith in Him). Many Christians have no peace so we help individuals discover what is preventing them from this peace. Jesus left us His peace when He ascended into heaven. "My peace I leave with you, not as the world gives, give I unto you." (John 14:27)
(Ephesians 4:11-16, I Peter 4:10, I Corinthians 12) We are all called to minister to one another according to the gifts God has given and also equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
(Revelation 12:11) We over come the enemy by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony...
(Proverbs 23:7) As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
(3 John 1-5) Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
(Matthew 23:25-26; Romans 7, Mark 7) Clean that which is inside so the outside will be clean.
(2 Corin. 10:5) Taking every thought captive and casting down every imagination that exalts itself over the knowledge of God.
(Acts 26:18) To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in me.
(2 Peter 1:9) But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
(Luke 10:19-20) 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. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.