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Laughter – Pastor John Fichtner
How to understand Laughter from GOD
And know GOD’s laughter is different from man’s laughter
13 Years of silence. Season of dryness. Ishmael.
50 different names of GOD
Favorite names of GOD are Jesus & Yahweh
When weak, stressed, or confused declare El Shaddai
El = He is God
Sha = Who (meaning his very essence)
When you declare El Shaddai, you declare He’s been enough
God is the God who redeems failure
Speak over the weak person who you were
Walk before Me and be blameless; comfort & correction
Abram felt he had to make things happen (doesn’t work that way)
Covenant is mentioned 14 times in one chapter
Verse 4, Abram is renamed Abraham. Letter H is very powerful
Keep My covenant by being circumcised
David Monson rabbit trail (circumcision! = caesarean)
Circumcision is meant to be embarrassing, gory, painful, & intimate
Must wait 8 Days to circumcise; prothrombin & Vitamin K
Lack of circumcision causes infection and cancer
If you don’t keep the covenant, then you will be cut off from your people
The heart is the most sensitive and private part for a man
Uncle Bob Fichtner rabbit trail (Flap of flesh is a flap of death)
The flap is the lie that self-rule will satisfy
Regardless of strength, you will go through a season when you are trapped in a sin
Peter said “ in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord”
Cost of covenant to Reward of the covenant
The covenant of Jesus Christ is 8 words
I live for you (Forever died to the lie that self-rule will satisfy). You live through me
Common phrase “followers of Christ” is dangerous
It implies you can follow Christ; you have no ability to follow Christ
“Should” is a demonic and deceptive word - it creates condemnation
The lie is that you actually can
Instead say, “I have to, but I can’t.” This creates thirst.
Filthy word “should” in front of “pray”. It’s like breathing.
Hudson Taylor led 18,000 people to Jesus
From bondage to light-hearted man of freedom
Have you added the “H” to your name?
In the world, it’ not laughter it’s mocking
John Fichtner rabbit trail
Would you like to break fear off your life?
You look at the days to come and trust for the best
Look at the worst that could happen and claim El Shaddai
If that happens, He is enough
It’s not the thing that happens, it’s your belief that you would be devastated if it did
I look at the worst that could happen and I laugh. Isaac means laughter.