- 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!
ALL THINGS NEW
School starting watching Levi going to meet new teacher, everything is new! Sees a friend high five!
Isa 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 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.
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. 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.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God.
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.
Mar 10:15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Romans 8:26And in a similar way, the Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words.
Mar 12:33-34 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him.
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
WHEN WE STEP INTO NEW WE STEP INTO PEACE
Romans16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
2. NO CONFUSION
1Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints
Acts 24:2 And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: “Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight,
James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Galatians 2:20 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
1 Peter 5:7 Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.
STEP INTO GOD’S NEW AND WALK IN PEACE
GO INTO THE WORLD
Mark 16:15 And He said to them, Go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to all the creation.
GOSPEL = GOOD NEWS….. ISAIAH 53
Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.
BAPTIZED= POINT OF GREAT EXCHANGE
Mark 16:17 And miraculous signs will follow to those believing these things: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak new tongues;
Mark 16:18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will be well.
Mark 16:19 Then indeed, after speaking to them, the Lord was taken up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
Mark 16:20 And going out, they proclaimed everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word by miraculous signs following. Amen
Gal 3:27 For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ.
3 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR
1.PRIDE Pro 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
1Peter 5:5 Likewise, younger ones, be subject to older ones, and all being subject to one another. Put on humility. For God resists proud ones, but He gives grace to the humble.
1Peter 5:6 Therefore be humbled under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time,
2.ANXIETY= DISTRACTIONS 1Peter 5:7 casting all your anxiety onto Him, for He cares for you.
1Peter 5:8 Be sensible and vigilant, because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour;
3.CARES OF THIS WORLD Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace
Rom 8:7 because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be.
Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, the one fell by the roadside and was trampled; and the birds of the air devoured it.
Luke 8:6 And other fell on a rock, and sprouting, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
Luke 8:7 And other fell amidst thorns, and springing up with the thorns, they choked it.
Luke 8:8 And other fell on good ground and sprang up, and bore fruit a hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
PLANT IN GOOD SOIL, IN YOU, AND OTHERS.
4 THINGS TO EXPECT
1. POWER Act 1:8 But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
2. MIRACLES Act 3:6 But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!
Luke 8:8 And other fell on good ground and sprang up, and bore fruit a hundredfold.
3. GRACE.. Eph 2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God,
4. EVERLASTING LIFE.. 1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us an understanding so that we may know Him who is true. And we are in Him that is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and the everlasting life.