“Get Your Praise On” Pt 1

“Change your climate”

ISAIAH 61:3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting (DESPAIR). So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

NKJ Psa. 50:23 whoever offers praise glorifies me and to him who orders his conduct (conversation) aright I will show the salvation of god.”

MESS Psa. 50:23 It’s the praising life that honors me. As soon as you set your foot on the way I’ll show you my salvation.”

Ps 67:5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. 6 Then the earth shall yield her increase;

PRAISE CHANGES THE CLIMATE AROUND YOU.

2 TYPES OF PRESENCE VITAL TO SUCCESS IN LIFE…

THE ABIDING PRESENCE…

THE MANIFESTED PRESENCE OF GOD…

TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO EXPERIENCE A HARVEST FROM A DRY SPIRITUAL CLIMATE.

INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT PRAISE… #1 GET IT ON…

THE RIGHT CLIMATE WILL ELIMINATE THE ENEMIES ACCESS TO YOUR MIND, HOME, MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Ps 68:1 Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered,

THE PRESENCE AND LIFE OF GOD WILL BRING THE CLIMATE FOR GROWTH AND INCREASE

Zech 14:17 And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them. (No Worship, no rain)

Ps 113:3 From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.

PRAISE IS NOT A GEOGRAHICAL LOCATION BUT A HEART POSITION.

Ps 16:11You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Authority and Dominion Pt 2

“Obedience”

I. YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

THE DEVIL CANNOT STEAL YOUR AUTHORITY…

THE ONLY WAY TO RESTORE AUTHORITY IS TO RESTORE RELATIONSHIP – Ex. Prodigal son.

THE DEVIL KNOWS WHERE THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP THERE IS NO AUTHORITY.

WHEN WE ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD WE BREAK FELLOWSHIP…

Rom 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

IF YOU DISOBEY GOD YOU SACRIFICE ONE THING AND THAT IS AUTHORITY…

AUTHORITY IN THE HOME IS THE RESULT OF OBEDIENCE

THE FIRST THING THAT GOD TALKS TO NEW BELIEVERS ABOUT IS NOT AUTHORITY. IT’S OBEDIENCE.

THE MAIN PURPOSE FOR FAITH IS OBEDIENCE.

THE MOMENT YOU STOP BEING OBEDIENT TO THE AUTHORITIES OVER YOU, YOU LOSE AUTHORITY OVER THOSE UNDERNEATH YOU.

GOD CANNOT PROMOTE YOU BEYOND YOUR LAST ACT OF DISOBEDIENCE.

Ex. JESUS SAID, I ALWAYS DO THAT WHICH PLEASES THE FATHER.

Heb 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO USE AUTHORITY OVER YOUR FINANCES WHEN YOU ARE WALKING IN OBEDIENCE.

III. IF JESUS DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT, YOU DON’T EITHER.

THE ONLY THINGS YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IS WHAT JESUS CONQUERED THROUGH HIS DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION.

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

IF JESUS IS NOT SEATED ABOVE IT THEN YOU DON’T HAVE ANY AUTHORITY OVER IT…

Upon a Cross

Upon a Cross

ONE OF THE GREATEST ASPECTS OF OUR REDEMPTION IS THE HEALING GRACE OF GOD.

HEALING WAS A BENEFIT THAT WAS PROVIDED UNDER THE OLD COVENANT.

Exodus 23:25 But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. 26 There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.

Ps 103:3 Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases

Ps 107:20 He sent His Word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions

TO OBTAIN THIS BELIEF… 3 AREAS OF THE WORD TO LOOK TO

1. TYPES AND SHADOWS…

A. THE PASSOVER LAMB…

THE PASSOVER LAMB TYPIFIES CHRIST ON THE CROSS.

Exodus 12 – INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE LAMB
1 Cor 5:7 For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

B. THE BRONZE SERPENT…

John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

Numb 21:9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”

JESUS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE TYPES AND SHADOWS.

2. THE WORKS OF JESUS!
Matt 8:2 And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed.

16 And when even was come, they brought unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases.

3. THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION!
Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows (Pains) and acquainted with grief (Sickness) 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs (Sicknesses), and carried our sorrows (Pains); yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

THROUGH THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION IT’S EASY TO SEE THAT IT IS GOD’S WILL FOR ME TO BE WELL AND IT FORMS OR STRENGTHENS WHAT I BELIEVE.

FF BOSWORTH “IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BOLDLY CLAIM BY FAITH A BLESSING THAT YOU ARE NOT SURE GOD IS OFFERING”

Authority and Obedience 1

“Where it comes from and how to maintain it”

AUTHORITY IS THE RIGHT TO INFLUENCE

YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

Ex. JESUS EVEN DECLARED HE HAD NO AUTHORITY OF HIS OWN.

Phil 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

John 5:19 Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner.

30 I can do nothing on My own initiative.

THERE ARE PLACES IN THE BIBLE WHERE PEOPLE RECOGNIZED IF YOU HAD AUTHORITY IT WAS GIVEN TO YOU BY SOMEONE ELSE

John 19:10 So Pilate said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do You not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

Mark 11:27 They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him, 28 and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?”

IF THE AUTHORITY YOU HAVE AS A BELIEVER HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU, THEN THE LIMITATIONS OF THAT AUTHORITY ARE NOT YOURS TO SET.

Matt 9:8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

THE AUTHORITY THAT JESUS OPERATED IN WAS GIVEN TO HIM.

Rom 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

YOUR AUTHORITY (EFFECTIVENESS OF) DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THE AUTHORITY

Luke 7:8 For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”

YOUR AUTHORITY DEPENDS UPON THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU AUTHORITY.

JESUS SAID, “I always do that which pleases the father”…

PEOPLE ARE SACRIFICING THEIR AUTHORITY ON THE ALTAR OF DISOBEDIENCE…

Ex. LUCIFER HAD AUTHORITY AT ONE TIME (FROM GOD).

THE MOMENT YOU BREAK FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD YOU AUTOMATICALLY FORFIET YOUR AUTHORITY.

Luke 4: SATAN COMES TO JESUS AND TEMPTS HIM WITH ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD… 5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over (SURRENDERED) to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

Ex. ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN – GEN 2;15 “Cultivate and keep” (GUARD)

Ch 3 LUCIFER COMES IN… AND HE RECOGNIZES, THEY HAVE AUTHORITY…

“Go ahead and eat”… “Hath God said”… “You won’t die”… “You will actually be like God and better off”

SIN NEVER CAUSES YOU TO BE MORE OF A PERSON. SIN CAUSES YOU TO BE LESS OF A PERSON THAN GOD INTENDED YOU TO BE.

NOW GOD HAS AN AUTHORITYLESS MAN LIVING ON EARTH.

The only way to restore authority is to restore relationship

“He Leads me” Pt 7

“Check on the inside”

Rom 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (RIGHT OF SONSHIP)

Amp Rom 8:16 “The spirit himself thus testifies together with our own spirit assuring us”

Heb. 10:14 for by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. 15 and the holy spirit also bears witness to us;

WAY’S GOD LEADS AND GUIDES US
The inward witness
The voice of our own spirit – conscience
The authoritative voice of the Holy Spirit
Prophecy, visions and dreams

AMP Col 3:15 “And let the peace from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts (deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds)

AMP Job 22:21 Acquaint now yourself with him (Agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will)…
…And Be at peace; by that (you shall prosper and great good shall come to you.