Confession ignites manifestation Pt 9

“Fighting for your future 2”

 

1 Tim 6:12 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.

 

DON’T LET THE FIRE CHANGE YOUR CONFESSION.  LET YOUR CONFESSION CHANGE THE FIRE.

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN – “The fight of today is not all together for today but for a bright future”

 

2 Cor 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,

 

THERE’S TWO INGREDIENTS INVOLVED IN THE SPIRIT OF FAITH.

 

  1. BELIEVE – THE ATTITUDE OF FAITH

THE ATTITUDE OF FAITH; IS BELIEVING THAT IF GOD IS FOR YOU WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU…  Rom 8:31 “WHAT SHALL WE SAY TO THESE…”

 

  1. SPEAK – THE LIFE OF PAUL

REMEMBER PAUL ON THE SHIP…  Acts 27 

 

PAUL SAID WHAT HE BELIEVED

IN THE MIDDLE OF ADVERSITY DON’T SAY, “WHY”?

LEARN HOW TO GET TOUGH AND SLING THE WORD.

 

Ex. PAUL AND SILAS Acts 16 AT MIDNIGHT…

WHAT YOU DO AT MIDNIGHT WILL DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE…

 

26:1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: I think myself happy, king Agrippa 

 

25 Festus hollered at him and said, Paul you’re crazy! 

 

Smith W – If the enemy can move you from a place of faith he can get you outside of the plan (WILL) of God for you life.

Barriers and Breakthroughs Pt 4

“Commitment to the will of God”

 

nas 2Sam. 5: 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said,  “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.

baal-perazim means “lord of the breakings through”

 

commitment to the revealed will of God.

 

the prime contributor to you experiencing the supernatual push you need is being committed to the revealed will of God.

the power of God is available for your life to enable your pursuit of his purpose.

  1. committed to the wrong thing,
  2. they don’t stay committed 
  3. they don’t commit at all.

 

commitment is the keynote of success in the kingdom

 

the bible is filled with words that discribe commitment.

 

covenant is an exchange – it requires an active commitment on the part of both parties for it to operate.

 

many factors that reveal our commitment.

 

money Luke 16:9  “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10  “He who is faithful in a very little thing (kjv-that which is least) is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11  “If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you?

12  “And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is anothers, who will give you that which is your own? 13  “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

 

Psa. 50:14  “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High; 15 And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

 

Job 22:27  “You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.

 

Mal. 1:14  “But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock, and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King,” says the LORD of hosts,  “and My name is feared among the nations.”

 

Psa. 76:11 Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

 

God expects us to live a committed lifestyle.

 

Heb. 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

 

confession means commitment – a proffession of your commitment to his heavenly calling.

 

webster commit means; to pledge, obligate or promise oneself.

 

noun – the state of being obligated and emotionally impelled.

 

Commitment is the state of being obligated and emotionally impelled.

 

What are you passionately committed to when it comes to the things of God?

 

Heb. 4:14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  

 

15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

 

“God Is”

NAS Exodus 34:5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the Lord. 6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”


CEV “I am the Lord God, I am merciful and very patient with my people. I show great love and I can be trusted. I keep my promises to my people forever” 
“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in covenant love and faithfulness…” 

  1. God is…MERCIFUL.

This word also means “compassionate.”  

Heb 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

  1. God is…GRACIOUS.

Isa 30:18 Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

  1. God is…SLOW TO ANGER.

Forgiveness does not mean instant perfection.  We are a “work in progress.” 

  1. God is…COVENANT LOVE.

this word describes marriage.  Marriage is covenant love.  

God’s love is covenant love.  It is eternal 

  1. God is…FAITHFUL.

He will also be your “keeper”

Ps 121:5-8 The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.

Barriers and Breakthroughs Pt 3

“Attitudes for breakthrough”

 

Luke 18:27The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

29 there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.”

 

NAS 2Sam 5:19 Then David inquired of the LORD, saying,  “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Wilt Thou give them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David,  “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said,  “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.

Baal-perazim means “Lord of the breakings through”

 

Isa 58:6 Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? 7 “Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 “Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

 

3 ATTITUDES TO MAINTAIN FOR BREAKTHROUGH

  1. CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE 

YOUR ATTITUDE IS ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS PUT TOGETHER AND REFLECTS YOUR STATE OF MIND

2 Cor 9:7 “God loves a cheerful giver”

Mess “God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.”

Amp “God loves a cheerful giver [and delights in the one whose heart is in his gift].”

 

WHAT KIND OF ATTITUDE DO YOU HAVE WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING?

 

FAITH IS AN ATTITUDEUSE FAITH IN YOUR GIVING

Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

 

Mess “So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.

 

Isaiah 54:1 Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;

Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud

2 Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs. “For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.

 

Ps 98:4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.

 

BREAKTHROUGHS COME IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF JOY!

 

  1. CHECK YOUR GRATITUDE

 

ALWAYS STAY THANKFUL IN EVERY SITUATION!   1 These 5:18

Phil 4:6

 

  1. CHECK YOUR MAGNITUDE

 

MAGNITUDE HAS TO DO WITH THE SIZE 

 

Mal 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

 

THE TITHE LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD FOR EVERYBODY  – THE TITHE IS 10%

 

Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

 

Mess Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing.

 

2 Cor 9:6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

 

IDEA; THERE IS A SOMETHING FROM NOTHING KIND OF GOD

 

WE HAVE BELIEVERS HOPING GOD WILL CREATE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING

 

Luke 6:38 “Give…”  (Principle)

Amp For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”

 

PRINCIPLE – WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE PREPARE FOR.

 

2 Kings 4:1 Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” 2 Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.” 3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few. 4 And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured. 6 When the vessels were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not one vessel more.” And the oil stopped. 7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest.”

 

HER PROVISION ENDED WHERE HER PREPARATION ENDED

Confession ignites manifestation Pt 8

“Fighting for your future”

 

1 Tim 6:12 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.

 

THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH HAS A CONFESSION THAT GOES WITH IT

 

THE TOUGHEST FIGHTER IS THE ONE WHO GETS THE HAPPIEST!

ABRAHAM LINCOLN – “The fight of today is not all together for today but for a bright future”

 

CONFESSION MEANS; GRK HOMOLOGEO – HOMO/SAME, LEGO

Heb 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

 

Heb 3:1 “Consider Jesus the apostle and high priest of our confession”

 

Heb 4:14 “Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession”

Heb 12:24 “the blood speaks”

 

OUR CONFESSION IS TIED TO WHAT HE OFFERED… 

 

Heb 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart”

 

MY CONFESSION IS SHAPER THAN ANY TWO EDGED SWORD.

 

Eph 6:17 “Taking the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God”

 

Barriers and Breakthroughs Pt 2

“Levels of success”

 

NAS 2 Sam 5:19 Then David inquired of the LORD, saying,  “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Wilt Thou give them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David,  “Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand.” 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said,  “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.

Baal-perazim means “Lord of the breakings through”

 

BARRIERS – (Fences, obstacles, walls, blockades, obstructions)

 

NIV 1 Thess 2:18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way.

 

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD. (Mark 9:23, Luke 18:27)

 

THE GREATEST BREAKTHROUGH EVER WAS JESUS ON THE CROSS

2 Cor 6:2 “Today is the day of salvation” – That includes deliverance

 

REASONS WHY PEOPLE DON’T EXPERIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS

 

THE AVERAGE BELIEVER CANNOT PROVE WHY THEY BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE.  

THE AVERAGE BELIEVER ALLOWS THEIR EXPERIENCES, CIRCUMSTANCES TO ESTABLISH (SHAPE) THEIR THEOLOGY AND DIRECTION

 

IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET A BREAKTHROUGH IN FINANCIAL BARRIERS YOU HAVE GOT TO BE EQUIPPED WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP YOU PUSH THROUGH.

 

THERE IS A PUSH THROUGH ASPECT

 

OUR GOAL IS TO GET TO A PLACE OF FAITH SO WE CAN MOVE OUT!

 

Josh 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

 

PROSPEROUS MEANS; TO BREAK FORTH AND MOVE FORWARD

 

3 LEVELS OF SUCCESS

 

  1. SURVIVAL 

 

SUCCESS AT THE LOWEST LEVEL…  

 

  1. SECURITY

 

WE LIVE OUR LIVES WITH AN EYE ON OUR SECURITY SO WHEN WE GET TO THE PLACE OF RETIREMENT WE’LL BE OK.

Ex. THE GOV PLAN – SOCIAL SECURITY…

 

THIS IS A DANGEROUS LEVEL OF SUCCESS.

YOU CANNOT AFFORD FOR THIS TO BE YOUR GOAL IN LIFE

 

  1. SURPLUS

YOU WILL NEVER GET TO SURPLUS IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO RISK SECURITY.

 

LIFE BECOMES MORE ABOUT OTHERS THAN JUST YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

 

IF YOU’RE JUST LIVING IN SECURITY YOU WON’T HAVE A MINDSET TO LIVE IN SURPLUS.

 

TO RECEIVE BREAKTHROUGHS WE HAVE TO START THINKING DIFFERENT.

When Life Isn’t Working Out

Phil. 3:13-14 NIV & also in the Msg 12-14

Jer. 29:11 NIV

STOP HOLDING ONTO YOUR HISTORY AT THE EXPENSE OF YOUR DESTINY – TD JAKES

WHEN LIFE ISN’T WORKING OUT

Prov. 16:9

LET GO OF PAST DISAPPOINTMENTS, DELAYS, AND DESTRUCTIVE THINKING

Prov. 23:7

2 Tim. 1:7

Job 2:9-10 AMP

2. JESUS SEES BEYOND OUR FAILURES

GOD DOESN’T SEE US WHERE WE ARE , BUT WHERE WE ARE GOING

Isaiah 61:2-5 NIV

3. IT’S ALWAYS TO EARLY TO QUIT, AND IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO START

4. REMEMBER HE IS CALLING OUT GREATNESS

YOU HAVE BEEN MADE BY GREATNESS FOR GREATNESS

John 1:40 Msg

As A Man Thinketh

Pastor John Breshers

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: (So Am I)

AS I THINK… SO AM I

Norman Vincent Peale: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Message : Joshua 1:8 And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. THEN you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.

Jos 1:9 Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. GOD, your God, is with you every step you take.”

 

Really, Just How critical is our Thought life?

Proverbs 4:23

KJV –Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

MSG – Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.

AMP – Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

 

ABOVE ALL ELSE GUARD THE HEART – Proverbs 4:23-

BBE – Pro 4:20 My son, give attention to my words; let your ear be turned to my sayings. :21 Let them not go from your eyes; keep them deep in your heart. :22 For they are life to him who gets them, and strength to all his flesh.

 

Romans 10:10 says “for with the Heart Man Believes unto Righteousness and with the Mouth confession is made unto salvation.

“MY FAITH IS LOCATED IN MY HEART”

Pro 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

 

Words are creative Power

 

Pro 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Pro 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

Pro 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Pro 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

 

AMP. Pro 4:23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard,(Guard your Heart) for out of it flow the springs of life.

 

MESSAGE: Pro 4:20 Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.

Pro 4:21 Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart!

Pro 4:22 Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.

Pro 4:23 Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.

Pro 4:24 Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.

Pro 4:25 Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.

Pro 4:26 Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.

Pro 4:27 Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

 

 

Romans 1:17 The just shall live by faith.

 

 

2 Cor 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2 Cor 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Cor 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

We defeat the enemy in our lives when we learn to recognize Thoughts Unspoken Will Die Unborn.

 

James Allen – “The man who sows wrong thoughts and deeds, and prays that God will bless him, is in the position of a farmer who, having sown tares, asks God to bring forth for him a harvest of wheat. That which ye sow, ye reap.”