IT IS TIME FOR A NEW BEGINNING!!!
You have heard it said, “Good is the enemy of Great”
Israelites are a great example
Egyptians in slavery – Exodus 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.
GOD SENDS MOSES––Exodus 3:8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.
GOD DELIVERS THEM WITH GREAT FAVOR – Exodus 12:36 And the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
GOD PERFORMS MIRACLES
Crossing of Red Sea – Exodus 14:21-28
Bitter water to sweet – Exodus 15:23-25
Manna – Exodus 16:13-15 Everyday!
GOD ORDERS THEM TO GO POSSESS THE LAND Deuteronomy 1:8 – See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—to give to them and their descendants after them.’
OUT OF FEAR AND COMFORT, THEY STAYED WHERE THEY WERE
Deuteronomy 1:25-26 They also took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought back word to us, saying, ‘It is a good land which the LORD our God is giving us.’ “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the command of the LORD your God;
A GREAT LEADER (MOSES) dies – Deuteronomy 34:5
Deuteronomy 34:7 –Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
Deuteronomy 34:10-12 – no one has arisen since like Moses — more written about him than anyone but Jesus
ALL DIE OFF EXCEPT JOSHUA AND CALEB Num 14:30 Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.
THIS WAS A GOOD TIME THEY HAD EXPERIENCED!!!
God begins the next chapter in their history with a simple sentence
Joshua 1:2 – Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel
JOSHUA TAKES OVER
Joshua 1:1-4 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, it came to pass that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory.
It was time to realize that while things had been really good, it was now time to move on!
Life is full of transitions – some of which we have control over and some of which we don’t Either way, we must realize, the past is behind us and God is calling us to move on
A good or a bad past – it is the past
Philippians 3:13-14 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus
He has called us to arise TODAY and BEGIN FRESH!!
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
God desires us to walk in His best TODAY
Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet
3 THINGS THAT STOP US
1. Living in yesterday
2. Hanging onto things that are not of God
3. Walking in fear
Joshua 1:2-3Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
Isa 43:18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Is it me or is time flying by. Seems like yesterday we were planning our year out and now we have completed another one and we would like to thank you for your partnership. Because of you many were saved, healed, free from demon oppression and stepped into the Great Exchange of who they are!
This year took us to Uganda with River of Hope. We held a pastors and children’s conference in Mohorro Uganda, which is in the northwest part of the country. Pastor Vincent and his pastors made us feel right at home and allowed us to pour into them and the children. We were especially excited to watch the young men and women minister to the youth, it was a great success!
Next we partnered with Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Gateway missions, Doug and Lisa Barber Loving People Enough Ministry, Tab Daniel, and Danny and Lea Cay Farr to Transnistria to help train pastors to do The Encounter the Cross. We have testimony at the end and my people were set free and healed. We were also blessed to preach in local churches and were able to see 25 people get saved and more set free. Pastor Yuri has a great work going on and Holy Spirit is moving.
Church on the Rock Trip, Jennifer and I , Gary and Jane Ann Casey, Paul and Lavila Henry, Janie Gomez, and Tom Dutton. We were able to preach in local churches and see Holy Spirit move in miracles, signs and wonders. One of the pastors received instant healing of deafness in her left ear; another man at the same meeting was in intense pain and was using a walker. God touched him, he set his walker to the side and ran 2 miles totally pain free. We had a great time and started new relationships with several new pastor and churches
Our last trip was to Colombia. When we go to Colombia, we are going home and Pastor Leo and Maria Grisales always make us welcome. Gary Casey, Randy Voight, Ed Ainsworth, and myself held a pastors 2 day conference. We have really grown to love these men and women in Medellin. We expect to see the growth to continue as we are returning each year. Some great news; Leo got married to a beautiful young lady name Silvana Vives in December. We are so excited for them and speak blessings on them.
We are planning for next year; keep us in your prayers as Holy Spirit guides us. We would like to thank you again for all of you support and prayers. As we go, you go, and all we touch, you touch! Thanks again and God bless!
ROYCE & JENNIFER
BOOK OF EPHESIANS LAYS OUT WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST
Eph 6:10 Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.
FOR LAST……..AFTER WE ARE IN CHRIST
SUPERNATURALLY INFUSED= ONE
Eph.6:11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser!
THIS IS ONE TIME EXPERIENCE! PUT IT ON, LEAVE IT ON!
Eph.6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage
PRINCIPALITIES=APPLICATIONS, ORDER, TIME, PLACE, RANK.
AUTHORITIES IN REBELLION=DELEGATED INFLUENCE
DEMON GODS=WORLD RULER, EPITHET OF SATAN
EVIL SPIRITS=MALICE, SIN
Eph.6:13 Because of this, you MUST wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.
BECAUSE OF THIS=ALWAYS
DESTINED = PLANNED
RISE VICTORIOUS =ABIDE
Eph.6:14 Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart.
TRUTH= NOTHING HIDDEN
Eph.6:15 Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
BLESSINGS= GOD’S WILL
Eph.6:16 In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One!
FAITH= WHAT YOU BELIEVE
BLAZING ARROWS, =ACTIONS, WORDS, THOUGHTS
SHIELD=PORTAL, DOOR= a way of escape
1 Corinthians 10:13 We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.
Eph.6:17 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God.
SPOKEN WORD! ENOUGH SAID!
Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times
Eph.6:18 Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers. And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel.
Eph 6:19 And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel. Yes, pray that I may preach the wonderful news of God’s kingdom with bold freedom at every opportunity.
Eph.6:20 Even though I am chained as a prisoner, I am his ambassador
AMBASSADOR = ACT AS A REPRESENTATIVE
Romans 8:37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!
WHO ELSE REMEMBERS GROWING PAINS IN YOUR VISION?
THEY ARE NORMAL, STRETCHING, BUILDING MUSCLE & BONE MAKES US FORGET WE ARE GROWING
2 Corinthians 6: 1-13 Now, since we are God’s coworkers, we beg you not to take God’s marvelous grace for granted, allowing it to have no effect on your lives. For he says, I listened to you at the time of my favor. And the day when you needed salvation, I came to your aid. So can’t you see? Now is the time to respond to his favor! Now is the day of salvation! We will not place obstacles in anyone’s way that hinder them from coming to salvation so that our ministry will not be discredited. Yet, as God’s servants, we prove ourselves authentic in every way. For example: We have great endurance in hardships and in persecutions. We don’t lose courage in a time of stress and calamity. We’ve been beaten many times, imprisoned, and found ourselves in the midst of riots. We’ve endured many troubles, had sleepless nights, and gone hungry. We have proved ourselves by our lifestyles of purity, by our spiritual insights, by our patience, and by showing kindness, by the Spirit of holiness and by our uncritical love for you. We commend ourselves to you by our truthful teachings, by the power of God working through us, and with the mighty weapons of righteousness—a sword in one hand and a shield in the other. Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true. We are unknown nobodies whom everyone knows.
We are frequently at death’s door, yet here we are, still alive! We have been severely punished yet not executed. We may suffer, yet in every season we are always found rejoicing. We may be poor, yet we bestow great riches on many. We seem to have nothing, yet in reality we possess all things. My friends at Lubbock, our hearts are wide open to you and we speak freely, holding nothing back from you. If there is a block in our relationship, it is not with us, for we carry you in our hearts with great love, yet you still withhold your affections from us. So I speak to you as our children. Make room in your hearts for us as we have done for you.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, he is blessed.
THIS IS WHERE GOD HAS CALLED US
Ephesians 4:11-13 And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.
AREAS FOR GROWING
John 13:34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another
Pro 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
1Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
2 .HEARING…… NOT JUST SPIRIT!
2Peter 3:3First off, you need to know that in the last days, mockers are going to have a heyday. Reducing everything to the level of their puny feelings, 2Peter 3:4they’ll mock, “So what’s happened to the promise of his Coming? Our ancestors are dead and buried, and everything’s going on just as it has from the first day of creation. Nothing’s changed.”
2Peter 3:5 They conveniently forget that long ago all the galaxies and this very planet were brought into existence out of watery chaos by God’s word.
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come.
Jeremiah 33: 3 Call unto me and I will show you great and mighty things.
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
1Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of ram.
Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE IT PROBABLY GOD
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Colossians 1:5 Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope, now that you have believed in the truth of the gospel.
Philippians 3:14 I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR VISION?……..BUSY= BROUGHT UNDER SATAN YOKE!
Psalm 92:10 Your anointing has made me strong and mighty.
You’ve empowered my life for triumph
by pouring fresh oil over me.
Last weekend people experienced this
JESUS CAME INTO TOWN AS A KING
Luk 19:35 –36 They brought the colt to Jesus. Then they placed their prayer shawls on its back, and Jesus rode it as he descended the Mount of Olives toward Jerusalem. As he rode along, people spontaneously threw their prayer shawls on the path in front of him like a carpet.
As soon as he got to the bottom of the Mount of Olives, the crowds of his followers shouted with a loud outburst of ecstatic joy over all the mighty wonders of power they had witnessed. They shouted over and over, “Highest praises to God for the one who comes as King in the name of the Lord! Heaven’s peace and glory from the highest realm now comes to us!”
Some Jewish religious leaders who stood off from the procession said to Jesus, “Teacher, you must order your followers at once to stop saying these things!”
Jesus responded, “Listen to me. If my followers were silenced, the very stones would break forth with praises!”
GOOD TIME TO TAKE OVER
MARY ANOINTS JESUS FOR BURIAL
Mat 26:12 For in putting ointment on My body, she did it for My burial.
Luk 22:19 And He took bread and gave thanks, and He broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is My body which is given for you, this do in remembrance of Me.
Luk 22:20 In the same way He took the cup, after having dined, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is being poured out for you.
Luk 22:21 But, behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
JESUS SURRENDERS HIS SOUL
Mat 26:38 Then He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Wait here and watch with Me.
JESUS BROUGHT BEFORE HIGH PRIEST
Mar 14:53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
Mar 14:54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire
Mar 14:55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none
Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
JESUS BROUGHT BEFORE PONTIUS PILATE & HEROD…MIRACLES
Mat 27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Mar 15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
Mar 15:12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
Mar 15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
Mar 15:14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
Matthew 27:25 And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
SAME PEOPLE WHO WERE CHEERING HIM EARLIER
Mar 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
JESUS PAID FOR OUR BODIES AT THE WHIPPING POST
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
John 19:18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
John 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
JESUS PAID FOR OUR SPIRITS ON THE CROSS
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Mark 15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
Mar 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
GOD IS OUT OF THE BOX!
Mar 16:1-6 On the first day of the week, as the Sabbath was ending, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jacob, and Salome made their way to the tomb. It was very early in the morning as the first streaks of light were beginning to be seen in the sky. They had purchased aromatic embalming spices so that they might anoint his body. And they had been asking one another, “Who can roll away the heavy stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they arrived, they discovered that the very large stone that had sealed the tomb was already rolled away! And as they stepped into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, dressed in a long white robe. The women were startled and amazed. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you’re here looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here—he has risen victoriously! Look! See the place where they laid him.
GOD HAD A NEW PLACE TO STAY
Act 2:1-4 On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place. Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned!
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, freedom for the brokenhearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘You are set free!’ I have come to share the message of Jubilee, for the time of God’s great acceptance has begun.”
American who believe in God and hell
1968 66% believe in hell……. 98% believe in God
2018 64% believe in hell…… 79% believe in God
41% CALL THEMSELVES BORN AGAIN
58% Millennia’s believe in God
Hell = the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which condemned people suffer everlasting punishment
LIES FROM THE DEVIL
Hell Scares Off Spiritual Seekers
Hell Sounds Harsh
Hell Doesn’t Feel Fair
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in My anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels
2Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
2Peter 2:5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
2Peter 2:6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;
2Peter2:7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
2Peter 2:8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—
2Peter 2:9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
2Peter 2:10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,
2Peter 2:11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.
1Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Rev 3:5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
Rev 20:15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, “I speak an eternal truth: Unless you are born of water and Spirit-wind, you will never enter God’s kingdom realm. For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life!
Luk 18:28 Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
Luk 18:29 So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
Luk 18:30 who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.
QUESTIONS WE ASK UNBELIEVERS
1. ARE YOU SAV?….. WORSE QUESTION…. EVERYBODY IS SAVED!
2. HOW IS YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE ?
3. WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN?
Psalms 46:9 Even my ally, my friend, has turned against me. He was one I totally trusted with my life, sharing supper with him, and now he shows me nothing but betrayal and treachery. He has sold me as an enemy.
PASTOR, YOUTH PASTOR, CHURCH LADY, ELDERS, DEACONS, SPOUSE, FRIEND, ETC.
Lady in Plainview Nursing home, lady called her jezebel because of red dress
Matthew 18:6 But if anyone abuses one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him to have a heavy boulder tied around his neck and be hurled into the deepest sea than to face the punishment he deserves!
Romans 12:19 Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice. For the Scriptures say: “If you don’t take justice in your own hands, I will release justice for you,” says the Lord.
HOW DO YOU GET PAST CHURCH HURTS
Matthew 6:14 “And when you pray, make sure you forgive the faults of others so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you withhold forgiveness from others, your Father withholds forgiveness from you.”
Matthew18:21-22 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
2. BE HEALED
Nehemiah 4:2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?”
Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to be hope for the poor, freedom for the brokenhearted, and new eyes for the blind, and to preach to prisoners, ‘You are set free!’ I have come to share the message of Jubilee, for the time of God’s great acceptance has begun.”
Mat 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
DO NOT STOP HALFWAY, CAST OUT THE SPIRIT!
3. RESTORE OR BE RESTORED
Galatians 6:1 My beloved friends, if you see a believer who is overtaken with a fault, may the one who overflows with the Spirit seek to restore him. Win him over with gentle words, which will open his heart to you and will keep you from exalting yourself over him
RESTORE=to complete thoroughly, that is, repair adjust: – fit, frame, mend, make perfect ,join together, prepare,
Romans 8:1 So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One
4. DON’T ALLOW FLESH TO RULE
Romans 8:7 In fact, the mind-set focused on the flesh fights God’s plan and refuses to submit to his direction, because it cannot! For no matter how hard they try, God finds no pleasure with those who are controlled by the flesh. But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.
5. WALK IN THE SPIRIT
Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Philippians 3:13-14 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.
DO YOU HAVE CHURCH HURTS? GET RID OF THEM!
OUR VALUES IN HOLY SPIRIT
John 16:7-8 But here’s the truth: It’s to your advantage that I go away, for if I don’t go away the Divine Encourager will not be released to you. But after I depart, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will expose sin and prove that the world is wrong about God’s righteousness and his judgments.
Act 2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
VALUES WE RECEIVE FROM HOLY SPIRIT
John 10:27 My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me.
Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
Mat 10:20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
John 3:30 So it’s necessary for him to increase and for me to be diminished.
Luk 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Hebrews 13:5 Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you,
“I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”
John 14:27 “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!
2 Corinthians 5:21 For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.
2 Corinthians 5:13 If we are out of our minds in a blissful, divine ecstasy, it is for God, but if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.
Galatians 5:22–23 But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues,
patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails,
gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Act 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth
Luke 10:19 Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 My fellow believers, I don’t want you to be confused about spiritual realities. For you know full well that when you were unbelievers you were often led astray in one way or another by your worship of idols, which are incapable of talking with you. Therefore, I want to impart to you an understanding of the following:
No one speaking by the Spirit of God would ever say, “Jesus is the accursed one.”
No one can say, “Jesus is the Lord Yahweh,” unless the Holy Spirit is speaking through him.
It is the same Holy Spirit who continues to distribute many different varieties of gifts.
The Lord Yahweh is one, and he is the one who apportions to believers different varieties of ministries.
The same God distributes different kinds of miracles that accomplish different results through each believer’s gift and ministry as he energizes and activates them.
Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all.
Varieties of Spiritual Gifts
The Spirit gives to one the gift of the word of wisdom.
To another, the same Spirit gives the gift of the word of revelation knowledge.
And to another, the same Spirit gives the gift of faith.
And to another, the same Spirit gives gifts of healing.
And to another the power to work miracles.
And to another the gift of prophecy.
And to another the gift to discern what the Spirit is speaking.
And to another the gift of speaking different kinds of tongues.
And to another the gift of interpretation of tongues.
Remember, it is the same Holy Spirit who distributes, activates, and operates these different gifts as he chooses for each believer.
Romans 1:11 I yearn to come and be face-to-face with you and get to know you. For I long to impart to you the gift of the Spirit that will empower you to stand strong in your faith.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
HOW DO WE REACT TO SOMETHING NEW
WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN THAT’S NEW? Drunk in Spirit, laughing, Holy Ghost jerks, slain in the Spirit, talking in tongues, people healed, demons cast out, gold dust, feathers, glory cloud, prophecy, and everything else!
1 Corinthians 2:9-10This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine —these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers. But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.
JUST BECAUSE WE DON’T UNDERSTAND IT DOESN’T MEAN ITS NOT GOD!
Matthew 7:1 “Refuse to be a critic full of bias toward others, and judgment will not be passed on you. For you’ll be judged by the same standard that you’ve used to judge others. The measurement you use on them will be used on you.
Act 5:34 Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while.
Act 5:38 And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;
Act 5:39 but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.”
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
1 John 2:20 But the Holy One has anointed you and you all know the truth. So I’m writing you not because you don’t know the truth, but because you do know it, and no lie belongs to the truth.
Ephesians 4:30 The Holy Spirit of God has sealed you in Jesus Christ until you experience your full salvation. So never grieve the Spirit of God or take for granted his holy influence in your life.
Mat 12:31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
Mat 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
1John 5:7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
Heb 6:1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Heb 6:2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
THREE BAPTISMS (1) DRY (2) WET (3) SPIRIT
(1)DRY BAPTISM BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST = SALVATION
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
(2)WET BAPTISM BY JOHN INTO WATER (SYMBOLIZING DEATH)
Luk 3:3, 7, 16 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
7. Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
PEOPLE WHAT SHALL WE DO
John 16 answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one who is mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Matthew 3:11 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
JOHN TRANSFERRED MANTEL OF AUTHORITY AT JESUS’ BAPTISM BECAUSE HE WAS IN LINE TO BE PRIEST
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
(3)HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
REMINDER: WHO IS BAPTIZING AND WHAT ARE THEY BEING BAPTIZED INTO?
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Act 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Act 1:6-8 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 2:4 On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place. Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned!
Are You Kidding Me
- HAVE YOU EVER FELT THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING WRONG?
MAGNIFYING GLASS! SURE SEEMS LIKE IT!
1Ki 19:1 And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword.
1Ki 19:2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”
- 1Ki 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
- 1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”
THINGS THE DEVIL DOES
- 1. LIES.. if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” , if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”
Psalm 7:14–15 Look how the wicked conceive their evil schemes. They go into labor with their lies and give birth to trouble. They dig a pit for others to fall into, not knowing that they will be the very ones who will fall into their own pit of failure.
- 2. DOUBT… when he saw that
Luke 4:3 It was then the devil said to him, “If you are really the Son of God, command this stone to turn into a loaf of bread for you.”
- 3. ISOLATION .. he himself
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree
4. DEATH.. prayed that he might die,
1Ki 19:4 . And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my father’s!”
WHAT JESUS BRINGS US!
Romans 8:37-39 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!
So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!
1. TRUTH NOT LIES
JOHN 14: 6 Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too. And from now on you will realize that you have seen him and experienced him.”
2. FAITH NOT DOUBT
LUKE 17:6 Jesus responded, “If you have even the smallest measure of authentic faith, it would be powerful enough to say to this large tree, ‘My faith will pull you up by the roots and throw you into the sea,’ and it will respond to your faith and obey you.”
3. FAMILY NOT ISOLATION
MATTHEW 12: 46-49 While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and brothers came and stood outside, asking for him to come out and speak with them. Then someone said, “Look, your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to have a word with you.” But Jesus just looked at him and said, “Let me introduce you to my true mother and brothers.” Then gesturing to the disciples gathered around him, he said, “Look closely, for this is my true family. When you obey my heavenly Father, that makes you a part of my true family.”
4. LIFE NOT DEATH
JOHN 10:10 A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!
Encounter 2019 Dates
Jan 18-20 Marion and Mindy Rushing
Mar 29-31 AShley Shelton
June 7-9 Cecil & Lori Morris