None of us escapes the uncertainty of trouble and challenge.
|Genesis 22:14 on the mountain it will be provided|
Jesus said, In this world you will have trouble.....
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Where do we get our assurance?Where do we get our ability to weather adversity without losing hope?
Where do we find strength to stand in the tremendous generosity of Jesus and help the Church?
In this world there is always bad news. But I have GOOD NEWS!
Jesus overcame the world and all it's bad news.
My heart was struck with Recent knowledge of so many divorces – among believers that I shared so much joy with.
It seems the Saints spend a great deal of energy divorcing each other.
If we spend our time energy and efforts divorcing, deriding, tearing down
When are we building up in love, encouragement, strength and comfort in the Spirit?
We've turned speaking the truth in love to speaking the truth about each other from flesh minded small minded vision. We serve a great God who is abundant in wonder and Love.
TRUTH - shaped by the Father in Heaven’s word and welcome
The truth is we have an adversary. That adversary is an accuser of the Saints. He steals, kills and destroys everything from the good, good Father of Lights.
Stripped and defeated but alive and still roaming the world, he is enraged by his own undoing and the end of his free roaming destruction that is now in sight.
The battles we wage are for the souls of men. But they are discovered, initiated, directed, empowered, encouraged, fulfilled by the Spirit of the Lord.
We serve a King who is Alpha and Omega. He Begins all things and he will End all things.
The edifices of hay wood and stubble built every day for the glory of man will not stand the tests of consuming fire.
The state of the church – appears to be mostly about just existing,
Getting by, surviving,
The church is made of of living stones. Each stone make the people. Each church family is simply a collection of stones ordered by the Spirit for works of love and service to Jesus.
So, if you and I are surviving. If the majority of believers are simply trying to put a life together. Then what makes us think the church, full of living stones who express a living Kingdom, is any further advanced than the stones in the house?
What would you say to an Army possessing every weapon required, all resources to overcome, incredible energy for victory, and a miracle working God who makes strategy in perfection of the work of Jesus?
Signs, Wonders, Miracles
In the O.T. the Ax heads floats. In the N.T. common believers raise the dead and pray and cancer goes away.
What would you tell them? If you could get the ear of the Saints for a moment. Total real listening moment?
I would tell them to Follow Jesus, Walk in the Spirit, Go with the Gospel and Disciple everyone in the teaching of Jesus through obedience.
Some don’t want to fight. They just want to survive.
I don't want to survive. I want to come alive!
Enduring becomes the battle cry of a survival mindset.
I have news. OVERCOMING is the battle cry of the servants of Jesus.
Survival is an unacceptable state of the union for my beliefs, love, and knowledge of Jesus the OVERCOMER.
We are living sacrifices – we are going up in smoke on his alter of love and grace.
Make some Smoke!
Fan into flame the gifts of God in you!
Make some smoke!
We are dead. We died with him that we might truly live.
We are empowered, equipped, victorious servants of a God who gets things done!
Make our lives comfortable Make King of Kings comfortable
Eliminate problems Overcome the world
Gain strength to make it through Gain faith for miracle breakthrough
Surrender to what life throws at you Surrender to the King of Glory
Stay the course Listen for the creative Spirit wisdom
Hold on to what you've got Freely give as you have been given
Bill McCartney – Promise Keepers – Coach of Colorado Buffalos
· First 3 seasons as head coach he won 3-4 games.
· He lived his faith out in front – was highly criticized – but he believed in his mission.
· He won the National Championship - Colorado won its first national championship in 1990 under the direction of head coach Bill McCartney, who lead the team from 1982 to 1994.
· They plaid football with purpose – vision. He built a family in purpose. They dreamed big. They faced every adversity. They overcame and became National Footfall Champions.
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
I Tim 6:12
What brings the overcoming victory of Jesus to center stage in our lives - Walking in our Mission by faith in obedience– not problems, troubles, challenges.
Taking a stand – You’ve got to know what you are battling FOR!
12But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.
God needs a man, a woman to take a stand. To believe Him. Then he can bring about a great victory.
This Gospel, this Kingdom of Jesus is going to bring the Way the Truth and Life to everything.
Uganda - I see friends in my minds eye – I see the church and all that it needs – I see the simple and practical hope that a few simple things could do for them.
Breaks me up and shakes me up. Calls me to prayer and faith and the heart of Jesus for overcoming victory.
In Gods Economy of purpose – people are judged by “Well done. Good and Faithful Servant."
Let's be the people that get it done with God - A great victory is at hand.
THE ARMOR of GOD - Ephesians 6:10f The church needs to stand. To take a stand and make a stand.
You and I need to stand.
Not in these models of hate, tearing down, jealousy, envy, in fighting, divorce after divorce.
We need to stand in TRUTH. In
Righteousness, Faith, and
This Kingdom we are part of is
in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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