CULTURE OF HONOR
CULTURE = CREATE ATMOSPHERE FOR GROWTH
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO GROW? KINGDOM CULTURE GATHERS AROUND THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. WHAT YOU DO WITH HOLY SPIRIT EFFECTS ALL AROUND YOU TO A HIGHER LEVEL
Isaiah 64:1-2 Oh that You would tear the heavens and come down, that mountains would quake before You, as the brushwood fire burns, the fire causes water to boil, to make Your name known to Your foes, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
HIGHER LEVEL WHEN HE WAS BAPTIZED
Luke 3:21–22 One day Jesus came to be baptized along with all the others. As he was consumed with the spirit of prayer, the heavenly realm ripped open above him and the Holy Spirit descended from heaven in the visible, tangible form of a dove and landed on him. Then God’s audible voice was heard, saying, “My Son, you are my beloved one. Through you I am fulfilled!
John 1:32 John testified saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
EVEN HIGHER LEVEL WHEN HE DIED
Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; GOD IS OUT OF THE BOX 6IN CURTAIN
CREATE CULTURE OF HONOR ….DEVIL IS NOT WORTHY OF MY ATTENTION
Matthew 6:33 “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.
WHO DO YOU RUN TO IN TIMES OF TRIALS
Isaiah 4:5-6 Then the Lord will create over all the mount of Zion and over every gathering a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night. And all this manifestation of dazzling glory will spread over them like a wedding canopy. It will be a tabernacle as a shade from the scorching heat of the day and a shelter to protect them from the storm and rain.
ONLY GOD WILL LEAD YOU TO VICTORY
Matthew 13:22-23 “The seed sown among weeds represents the person who receives the message, but all of life’s busy distractions, his divided heart, and his ambition for wealth result in suffocating the kingdom message and prevent him from bearing spiritual fruit. “As for the seed that fell upon good, rich soil, it represents the hearts of people who hear and fully embrace the message of heaven’s kingdom realm. Their lives bear good fruit—some yield a harvest of thirty, sixty, even one hundred times as much as was sown.”
WORD = DEVIL ALWAYS BRINGS OPPOSITION
Matthew13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.
NO POWER EXCEPT WHAT I GIVE YOU
1Corinthians 2:9-10 But as it is written, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,” nor has it entered into the heart of man, “the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
CHANGES CULTURE AROUND US
Luke 4: 16-20 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been raised, he went into the synagogue, as he always did on the Sabbath day. When Jesus came to the front to read the Scriptures, they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and read where it is written, “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.” After he read this he rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the minister, and sat down. Everyone stared at Jesus, wondering what he was about to say. Then he added, “These Scriptures came true today in front of you.
JESUS CHANGED THE CULTURE TO BE FILLED AND OPERATE IN THE SPIRIT!
1Corinthians 12:11 But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each one as He desires.
Romans8:11-14 Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you! So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life.
Sons and Daughters Destined for Glory
The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 6:8-9 The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self – life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit. And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!
Act 17:6 , “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.