“Your mind your life” 1

“Shinning is not automatic”

Matt. 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 “Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

SHINING IS NOT AUTOMATIC, IT’S A DECISION.

Prov. 4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they stumble.

Everyday you are establishing a path, a destination, a course, a way for others to follow that may be watching you.

shining means decision making.

Shining brighter takes discipline.

when you got born again you received the nature of God.

Light – has a two fold meaning.
1. Revelation-illumination means revealed knowledge
Ex. Ps 119:130

2. Nature of God, John 1:4 – In Him was life and the life was the light of men.

let your light shine… “let your nature be so evident in you that others can tell you’re different”.

Q. How do we kick that nature in gear?

the nature of God is in You and you have to work it out.

Eph 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the lord, that ye no longer walk as the gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of god, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their heart; 19 who being past feeling gave themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But ye did not so learn Christ; 21 if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus: 22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, that after god hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

IF OUR MINDS WERE OK, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO BE RENEWED

When you got born again your spirit was made new but your mind was untouched… Your mind did not get saved.

Once you know who you are in your spirit, it becomes your responsibility, your task, your work, to take what’s in your heart and renew your mind with it.

Ex. THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS ABOUT WHO YOU ARE BECOMING FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS.

Authority and Dominion Pt 6

Ruling and Reigning

REIGNING IS OUR DESTINY

Rom. 5:17 for if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

AMP Much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with himself] reign as kings in life through the one man Jesus Christ (THE MESSIAH, THE ANOINTED ONE).

REV 22:5 AND THEY SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.

Rev. 22:1 and he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding out of the throne of God and of the lamb 2 in the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 and there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5 and there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Rev. 5:9 and they sung a new song, saying, thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Col. 2:10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

PAUL WAS PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS TO GET THIS REVELATION

Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Phillips Trans: that you may receive that inner illumination of the spirit which will make you realize how great is the hope to which he is calling you – the magnificence and splendor of the inheritance promised to Christians – and how tremendous is the power available to us who believe in God. That power is the same divine energy which was demonstrated in Christ when he raised him from the dead and gave him the place of highest honor in Heaven – a place that is infinitely superior to any command, authority, power or control, and which carries with it a name far beyond any name that could ever be used in this world or the world to come.

HE’S THE HEAD, WE ARE THE BODY

Eph. 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus
WE ARE SEATED IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY IN CHRIST

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

AUTHORITY MEANS: THE RIGHT OR POWER TO ENFORCE RULES OR GIVE ORDERS

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

nas Prov. 13:20 he who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
22 a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Legacy is not about the past or about our history but it’s about our destiny – it’s about our future

what we are doing right now will empower and determine our future.

a legacy life is about purpose, covenant & investment

Prov 10:22 the blessing of the lord makes rich and he adds no sorrow to it –

3 AREAS THAT ARE IMPORTANT

1. You want to transfer to the head

proper thinking must be trasfered to the head (revelation)
WE ARE CALLED TO THINK GENERATIONALY
ex. how will my actions today affect my grandchildren? how will the seeds i’m sowing right now help somebody else?

you have to start thinking in a whole new demension before you get there.

before God builds a structure he wants to build a people

it’s not what you leave to your children, it’s what you leave in them

2. There is a transfer to the heart

purpose comes out of the vision God places in your heart.

sight is a function of the eye’s but vision is a function of the heart.

no matter where you go when god puts something in your heart you can’t get away from it.

you have not accomplished a transfer unless they become passionate and determined about it.

leagacy is about covenant: committment not convenience

3. The final transfer is a transfer that come to the hand

what you have become in your heart is what you will do with your hands

most people don’t build for the longevity of the journey

in order to run a marathon you need 4 things

1. Speed – even marathon runners need some speed

YOU HAVE TO BE QUICK WITH GOD TO OBEY –

those that don’t kill their own future, they allow the assassination of their future through a lack of preparation.

2. YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE STRENGTH

YOU HAVE TO STAY STRONG. STRONG IN THE LORD, STRONG IN GRACE, STRENGTHENED IN YOUR INNER MAN..

3. YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE TECHNIQUE! THAT ALSO MEANS TECNOLOGY!

4. FLEXABILITY – YOUR ABILITY TO ADAPT IN CHANGE

a new mental attitude.

so you’ll need speed, strength, technique and flexability

when the hand of the lord comes on you, it’s that hand he uses to confer blessings

what you have in your hand today is seed that brings forth a harvest for the future

a legacy life is about investment…
Generations are more important than gratification.

spending is for instant gratification; investing is for long-term legacy

“Get Your Praise On” Pt 5

“Engaging the heart”

PRAISE CHANGES YOUR CLIMATE, IT POSITIONS YOU, AND IT PRECEEDS VICTORY AND IT BREAKS LIMITATIONS!

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS A LIFESTYLE OF PRAISE.

1. PRAISE IS DONE WITH THE MOUTH – LIPS… A SOUND…

Ps 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

KJV Heb. 13:15 by him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

PRAISERS MOVE INTO A FLOW THAT OTHERS WON’T

GOD’S STRATEGIES DON’T ALWAYS LOOK PRACTICAL! Ex. Jericho

Ps 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, 7 to execute vengeance on the nations

2. WE PRAISE WITH OUR HEARTS

Psa. 9:1 I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

Psa. 86:12 With all my heart I will praise you, o Lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,

Psa 111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

THE HEART (SPIRIT) MUST BE ENGAGED.

THE SOUL THAT’S FULL OVERFLOWS WITH JOYFUL PRAISE!

Ex. KING DAVID…
2 Samuel 6:14-16, David danced before the Lord with all his might.
Michal saw him leaping, and dancing before the lord. Despised him

Vs 20-22 “I will play before the Lord”

3. WE PRAISE HIM WITH OUR POSTURE

A. WITH HANDS –
Psa. 134:2 Lift your hands in holiness, and bless the lord.

Psa 141:2 Let my prayer be set before you as incense,
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Psa. 28:2 Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

Psa. 63:1 O god, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. 3 Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; how I praise you! 4 I will honor you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. 5 You satisfy me more than the richest of foods. I will praise you with songs of joy.

KJV PSA. 134:1 Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

1Tim. 2:8 So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

POSTURES OF PRAISE; STANDING, BOWING, LYING PROSTRATE.

Authority and Dominion Pt 5

“Kingdom stuff Pt 2”

Ps 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 4 What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! 6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

Eph 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

THE KINGDOM AT PRESENT IS AN UNSEEN REALM AND IT’S DEMONSTRATED IN AUTHORITY

THERE’S A CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM AND REIGNING AND RULING IS THE CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM

DOMINION MEANS: TO GOVERN, MANAGE, CONTROL…

Jesus is the example and came declaring the kingdom at hand

IN ALL 4 GOSPELS ANY TIME JESUS INITIATES THE CONVERSTATION HE TALKS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

John 3 (Nicademus) 3 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
5 …unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

YOU CAN’T OPERATE IN THE KINGDOM TILL YOU ACCEPT THE KING

SALVATION IS THE DOORWAY TO KINGDOM

Matt 24:14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Matt 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF THE KINGDOM
JESUS DEMONSTRATED IT… SPOKE TO ELEMENTS…

Matt 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.

Matt 6 “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth!

KEY’S OF THE KINGDOM – Matt 16 & 18 (Key’s)

PAULS EPISTLES – “CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM”

THERE IS A WAY TO CONDUCT YOURSELF IN KINGDOM

1 Cor 6:9-10, Gal 5 “DO THIS AND YOU EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM KINGDOM

Rom 14:17 – CHARACTERISTICS OF THE KINGDOM – RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST

HOLY SPIRIT IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE KINGDOM

Acts 1:3 “SPOKE TO THEM CONCERNING KINGDOM

Acts 8:12 “KINGDOM”

Acts 30:25 “PREACHING THE KINGDOM”

Acts 28:31 “PREACHING THE KINGDOM”

Get Your Praise On!

1. Praise is something we Put On

Is. 61:1Message The Spirit of GOD, the Master, is on me because GOD

anointed me.

He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken,

Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.

Is. 61:2 GOD sent me to announce the year of his grace—a celebration of

God’s destruction of our enemies—and to comfort all who mourn,

Is. 61:3 To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets

of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a

praising heart instead of a languid spirit. (KJV-actually says to give them a

‘garment’ of praise for the spirit of heaviness) Rename them “Oaks of

Righteousness” planted by GOD to display his glory.

Is. 61:4 They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage.

They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make

it new.

Esther 5:1Amp “On the third day [of the fast] Esther put on her royal robes

an stood in the royal or inner court of the king’s palace opposite his

[throne room]. The king was sitting on his throne, facing the main entrance

of the palace.”

Heb. 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise

to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Psa. 149:6NKJV Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-

edged sword in their hand

2. Praise is Partnered with Passion

2 Tim 1:6Amp That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the

embers of, fan the flame of , and keep burning] the [gracious] gift of God,

[the inner fire] that isin you by means of the laying on of my hands [with

those of the elder at your ordination].

3. Praise is Pretty on you! Appropriate

Psalm 147:1Amp Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing prasies to our God,

for He is gracious and lovely; praise is becoming and appropriate.

Psalm 33:1Amp Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous

[you upright in right standing with God]; for praise is becoming and

appropriate for those who are upright [in heart].

Psalm 34:1NASV I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall

continually be in my mouth.

4. Praise promotes God’s participation in your life.

Psa. 22:3NKJV But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.

5. Praise will preserve you or repair you!

Jonah 2:9Amp “ But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of

thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance

belong to the Lord.”