LIT VERSE: Luke 4:1-4
And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan river and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days’ and when the days were up, he became hungry. And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, Man shall not live on bread alone.” …. Reference to the scripture that says “He shall live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
This means war! Jesus was finalizing His warfare readiness. Now that I think about it, this is exactly what God was trying to teach me in the early days of being full of the Holy Spirit. I was charged and alive, full of life like never before when the attack came. I remember not knowing how to handle it. It was like my mind was taken over and assaulted, and I had no power to refute the lies that...
LIT VERSE: 1 Corinthians 9:24 - 9:27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
LIT VERSE: 2 Corinthians 9:10
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
God is the seed supplier. When I follow Him, He supplies all we need. My job is to spread the seeds I have been supplied with. When I partner with the purposes of God, there is no shortage of seed. The Spirit will multiply the supply in order that I can spread the seed to all who need. When we are in agreement on our roles, the spirit supplies and I spread, then we multiply and increase the impact on the people of the land. I have to stay in my lane and know my role if I want to reach the goal.
Stay focused on the sowing of the seed to all I have shown you who need. Some are not yours to care for. Sow to the ones who are. Sow in the field I have given you today. Not in the fields that were yours yesterday or you think will be tomorrow. Take care of the land...
LIT VERSE: 2 Corinthians 5:7/17
There is beauty in the new. The old is gone. The past and its problems are no longer. What’s better than that? The old man is gone. The person is gone, the new person is here.
But how? Faith.
Faith Transforms the old to new. Belief in what Jesus accomplished and how it impacts you personally has the power to literally make you a new person. The old dies. The new awakens.
Knowledge is not awakening. Awakening does however unlock knowing. When you know Jesus, you awaken to His power; you have access to all the knowing. All seeing God shares His knowledge with you.
He brings you into a new dimension and He uses faith to do it. Therefore you need new eyes.
We no longer should look through our physical eyes the same way. We look at everything physically through the eyes of faith. We live by faith. Not by sight. We trade our strength. For His MIGHT.
How do you recognize yourself? Old or New, Clean or...
LIT VERSE: Galatians 3:5
Does He then, who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by works of the law, or by hearing with faith?
Belief is applied through Active Faith which makes the person applying faith a faithful one or believer. A believer is not one intellectually but one Actually. To be an Actual Believer means you Act in Faith and Activate the Spirit to work actively among you.
What kind of believer are you? Are you an intellectual believer or an Actual Believer? Does your life look like it? How should your life change to actively engage the Spirit today?
Today I will live as an actual believer by drawing near to the Spirit intimately, inwardly, personally, and in doing so not limit the Spirit intellectually from working powerfully within me.
The Spirit that God provided in abundant supply.
LIT VERSE: Acts 8:25-40
How could I unless someone GUIDES me?
Guidance is key. Desire to seek the Spirit is a gift from above.
God can grant you the will to want to seek Him.
Guidance by the Spirit is the ultimate path.
A life yielded and divinely guided is the gateway to every good thing.
The Spirit sends His Spirit as a Guide.
The Spirit sends others to help Guide.
The guides are key to unlocking the indwelling of the Spirit.
“The Internal Guidance System (IGS)”
You don’t need External Guidance Systems when the IGS active within.
This is called the internal Light.
The Spirit is given through contact just like the spreading of a disease.
When you are touched by someone who is infected you too become infected, BUT ONLY ONCE the virus gets into your system.
If the virus stays on the outside, you are a carrier, but you are not yet infected.
You are outfected but not infected.
Pharisees in the bible were outfected. They cared and...
LIT VERSE: Nehemiah 6
The Enemy's Tactics
6:13 “the enemy” was hired for the reason that I might become frightened and fail.
6:14 “the enemy” was sent in order to frighten me.
The Enemy's Failure
6:16 When all our enemies heard that we finished what we started (the wall), they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of God.
The Sub-Heading of chapter 6 is “The Enemies Plot”
The enemy is telling a story to everyone. The intention of the story is to get you to stop following God’s plan for your life. He uses intense and grotesque accusations and allegations to get you and others to question your motivation. If you doubt your own intentions, you open the door for FEAR to FAKE YOU OUT.
When FEAR FAKES YOU OUT, you end up quitting or, if nothing else, slowing down. The enemy is trying to kill your progress. He wants your forward momentum...