Dena Dahl of Harvest Haven reviews Jesse Duplantis' book, Heaven: Close A customer lent me Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind by Jesse. Jesse Duplantis, pastor of Covenant Church and co-founder of www. ronaldweinland.info The Apostolic Faith,. Volume 2, No. Word of Faith: Jerry Savelle, Jesse Duplantis, and Creflo Dollar in ered appear to take heed to the principle evangelist, Jesse Duplantis.
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Jesse Duplantis Ministries, all rights reserved. May not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Vol. 34 No. Jesse Duplantis. HARRISON HOUSE . "Why do you act the way you do, Brother Jesse? . she heard, I would have said, "Definitely not Jesse!") As I was lying. These are "selected'' or. "built in'' from the basic forms. I call the basic drawings “ Blooks,'' after myself. PART Heaven Close Encounters of the God Kind.
Evangelical career[ edit ] Duplantis preached his first sermon in He has been a full-time evangelistic minister since , using his music and comic talent in his work. In the book "Close Encounters of the God Kind", Duplantis writes about his daily relationship with God, the reality of eternity , perspectives on Heaven and his belief in the depth of the compassion , forgiveness and love God has for humankind. The JDM official website states: "Jesse Duplantis Ministries is an evangelistic ministry dedicated to reaching people and changing lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our vision is world evangelism and our desire is to see God bless everyone in every way.
And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
She didnt beg him for help. She didnt care if he was busy. She basically said, and Im paraphrasing, Look, Elisha, my husbandthe guy that used to work for youis dead.
I dont have any money and my creditors are about to take my kids away. What are you going to do about it? Thats strong. A lot of ministers would say, What do you want me to do about it? The man is dead and cant work for me anymore. I cant take care of you all the days of my life. I tell you what, we have an account at the florist.
Well send a big array of flowers. In other words, Be warmed and filled and get out of my face. But Elisha didnt do that. Hed spent time with Jehovah, and he knew God would back him up. He didnt offer to do just one thing for her either. He didnt even offer to do only two things for her. He said, What do you want me to do?
It takes big faith to ask a woman that question. Most women would say, Sit down and let me tell you! But before she could answer, Elisha stopped her. He didnt want her to ask for too little. That is Gods way. Hes into prosperity. Hes not a just enough God. Hes a more than enough Provider!
Prepare for Increase I love what Elisha said next. He said, What hast thou in the house? Can you imagine what she must have thought? If I had anything in my house I wouldnt be standing here telling you Im about to lose my boys!
Ive got nothing in my house except a little old bottle of oil. This woman was in need of cold, hard cash and quick. Elisha told her, Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few 2 Kings I believe that was a strong warning Elisha gave her: Borrow not a few.
Why did he want her to borrow so many vessels? Because Elisha didnt want her to make any provision for failure. A lot of people would have stumbled right there. It didnt make a lick of sense to go borrow bottles when the creditors were circling. Most folks wouldnt budge until somebody gave them a logical explanation.
In the meantime, they would have missed their miracle. Ive made up my mind that Im going to be like that widow woman. If God says get ready for the increase, Ill do what He says. I can hear it now, Yeah, but all youve got is a little! I dont care about what Ive got or what youve got, Im interested in what God hasand He has a lot!
My part is to do what He says. Why is that so hard? Disobedience always brings failure, but obedience always brings success. Because obedience makes no provision for failure! And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full 2 Kings Are you wondering why he told her to shut the door before she poured the oil into those vessels?
Ill tell you why. Nosy neighbors! People always want to know your business. Elisha told her to shut the door, close the blinds, and dont let people see what she was doing. Youve got to understand this woman ran all over town asking, Hey, can I borrow your jar? Your bucket? Hold on, I need your thimble, too! You know those people were curious! The crowd probably followed her home, but God had already told her to shut the door. People will destroy the wonderful things God has for you if you let them.
If she felt bad about turning them away and let one or two in, she would have missed Gods miracle. What did those people have that was so dangerous to the plan of God? Opinion is nothing more than a transitory form of thought floating on the sea of life that changes with every wavea lot of words, but true! Gods Word has the final authority, not peoples opinions. James says it plain, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Wisdom comes from God, but there may be times that He leads you to seek the counsel of anointed people. This woman told her problem to the one person she knew could give her an answera prophet of God who her husband worked for.
When you hit a wall in going towards your goal and you dont know what to do, you may need to seek counsel or advice from someone that you know can answer you, and God may use that person to help you in a great way, as He did with Elisha and the widow. Never take no from someone who doesnt have the authority to say yes. A woman told this to my wife once when we were trying to work out a hotel issue, and Ive never forgotten it!
There is wisdom in this, so listen up! That widow could have wasted her breath and her time asking people who didnt have a lick of anointing or sense about what to do in her dire situation. Instead, she sought out the person that had the authority to say yes, so to speak, the one who had the anointing and the power to actually bring some change into her life. The widow was wise to seek out the prophet. The prophet was obedient to start flowing in the anointing of God. He could have shut that anointing down and sent the widow away.
He didnt, and today we have a story that gives us wisdom for life. Obedience Produces a Miracle The widow sought wise counsel. She made no provision for failure. Then, she obeyed the prophet and did exactly what he told her to do. She borrowed vessels and shut the door on her nosy neighbors. So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel.
And the oil stayed. Elisha didnt stick his finger out and miraculously shoot oil out the tip! No, that widow had to work! She had to knock on doors, borrow vessels, and start laying those babies out. What happened as a result of her obedience and her work? That widow woman did exactly what the prophet of God told her to do and her miracle came to passthe oil stayed!
She started pouring that little bottle of oil into those borrowed vessels, and that miracle oil didnt stop flowing God Cannot Give Now, the question I always had about this biblical miracle is this: How did the oil know when to stop pouring? The oil couldnt see. It couldnt hear the boy say they were out of vessels. God had a lot more oil than what He poured into all those bottles. Why did it stop? I believe that it stopped because of a simple spiritual principle I like to call, God cant give you what you cant receive.
This principle is why Elisha told the woman to borrow not a few. In other words, prepare for the increase and dont make any provision for failure! Did you know that oil could still be pouring for that woman and her childrens children? God didnt run out of oil; the widow ran out of vessels to hold the oil. There have been times when Ive asked God, Why didnt You do that for me? I couldnt, Hed answer. What do You mean, You couldnt?
Youre God! You wouldnt let Me. How did I stop You? I cant fully bless what I cant fully conquer. I cant fill what I cant have. There are portions of your life that you wont let Me have.
Why wont you give them to Me? Because youd kill it. Thats right!
Its not you that lives, but the Anointed One that lives in you. Replenish, fill and refill and subdue it. Subdue means to put things down. Control your environment or your environment will control you. Once you control your environment, you will then have your destiny in your hand and your destination.
If you are having a hard time in the recession, you need to quit living on the Babylonian System. Live on the Blessed System. Tithing is a way for the recession or depression to by-pass you. Deuteronomy - Blessed in the city, Blessed in the fields, Blessed in the fruit of your body, Blessed going in, Blessed coming out, etc. Years ago the Lord stopped me from rebuking the devil.
He said Jesse what are you doing. I told Him, that I was rebuking the devil. He said quit rebuking the devil, that is not your job, that is My job.
Your job is Malachi , to be a fruitful tither. Stop wasting your energy trying to do something that is not meant for you to do. Tithing holds God to His promise to rebuke the devourer for your sake. But your motivation should be obedience to His word, because that is what tithing is all about.
This is one of the first things of giving. I am going to show you how you can tithe and then do other things and mess up. The non-believers and doubters get so angry because I subdue them. I control my environment. There are 31 references to First Fruits in the Bible. Proverbs - Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase. Honor is a gift that a man or a woman gives themselves.
No one can ever give you honor. I told the Lord that when I got born again that I would be a reflection of Christ, instead of casting a reflection upon Him.
That I would submit to His words and His ways.
Whether it be spiritual, physical or financial. To do that, you have to give yourself the gift of honor. First Fruits shows God you are not in love with money, you are in love with Him. So He can trust you with money and with giving you more money. First Fruits is an expression of your love for His Word and it is only done once a year.
Romans - For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. You are not going to learn to live in prosperity when you get to heaven. That is a genetically altered statement, from a genetically altered preacher, reading a genetically altered Bible, because he is distorted. But God says in Psalms — My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. Now either they are lying or God is, I choose them. First Fruits motivation is generosity.
Here is where 99 out of ministries totally mess up, is the Alms. This is where they mess up terribly on their receiving. Alms Giving is the only giving that is not given to God, but given to mankind. The motivation for Alms Giving is compassion.
A lot of money given to ministries is Alms Giving. They would tell me Brother Jesse, if you would only tell what you do for the poor.
I told them I would never ever tell what I do for the poor. Most of the time on television it will show somebody trying to raise money for some poor starving baby or some cause.
And they have to raise it every year, and it never stops. Now you should give because the people need it, but the rate of reimbursement on your Alms giving is dollar for dollar. Proverbs — He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given. If you gave money broke, you are still broke. You are trying to get out of broke.