Are You Kidding Me?

Are You Kidding Me?

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

Everything!

Everything!

  • EVERYTHING!

  • 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. DOUBTwhen 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!

All Things New!

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

1. AUTHORITY
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

3. PROSPERITY
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,

4. RIGHTEOUSNESS
James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

5. CONFIDENCE
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 to the World

Go to the World

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.

Calling

Calling

CALLING

2 Timothy 3; 1-9 But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.

They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right. With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God.

They may pretend to have a respect for God, but in reality they want nothing to do with God’s power. Stay away from people like these! For they are the ones who worm their way into the hearts of vulnerable women, spending the night with those who are captured by their lusts and steeped in sin. They are always learning but never discover the revelation-knowledge of truth.

  • Luk 14:16  Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, 
  • Luk 14:17  and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ 
  • Luk 14:18  But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ 
  • Luk 14:19  And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ 
  • Luk 14:20  Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 
  • Luk 14:21  So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ 
  • Luk 14:22  And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ 
  • Luk 14:23  Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 
  • Luk 14:24  For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ” 

CALLING= an invitation

  • 2 Timothy 1:9-10 He gave us resurrection life and drew us to himself by his holy calling on our lives. And it wasn’t because of any good we have done, but by his divine pleasure and marvelous grace that confirmed our union with the anointed Jesus, even before time began! This truth is now being unveiled by the revelation of the anointed Jesus, our life-giver, who has dismantled death, obliterating all its effects on our lives, and has manifested his immortal life in us by the gospel.
  • Acts 20:22 And now I am being compelled by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem, without really knowing what will happen to me there. Yet I know that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town, saying, ‘Chains and afflictions are prepared for you.’
    “But whether I live or die is not important, for I don’t esteem my life as indispensable. It’s more important for me to fulfill my destiny and to finish the ministry my Lord Jesus has assigned to me, which is to faithfully preach the wonderful news of God’s grace.
  • 1Co 1:26  For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called
  • 1Co 1:27  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 
  • 1Co 1:28  and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 
  • 1Co 1:29  that no flesh should glory in His presence
  • Eph 4:1  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 
  • Eph 4:2  with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
  • Eph 4:3  endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 
  • Eph 4:4  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 
  • Eph 4:5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  
  • Eph 4:6  one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all