Moving Forward Through the Madness Pt. 6

HOW TO GET FULLY PERSUADED 1

 

Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

1 PRAISING GOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MOVE ON

  1. CONFIDENCE – BEING FULLY PERSUADED – CONVICTION

POWER TO PERFORM COMES FROM EXPOSURE TO THE WORD.

 

NIV Rom. 4:20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

 

PERSUADE MEANS: TO CONVINCE, TO AGREE, TO BELIEVE, HAVE CONFIDENCE, TO TRUST

YOU CAN’T BE FULLY PERSUADED WITHOUT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

YOUR RELATIONSHIP CAN GROW AND DEVELOP UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY PERSUADED IN HIS CHARACTER & INTEGRITY

Kjv 2 Tim. 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I knowwhom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

 

KEY WORDS ON “HOW TO GET FULLY PERSUADED”

 

17 (As it is written, “a father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hopeagainst hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “so shall your descendants be.” 19 without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of sarah’s womb; 20 yet, with respect to the promise of god, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to god,

 

HOPE MEANS: A CONFIDENT AND FAVORABLE EXPECTATION

NATURAL HOPE – ANYONE CAN HAVE

NATURAL HOPE IS BASED ON NATURAL ABILITIES

ALL HOPE HAS A FOUNDATION – NAURAL IS BASED ON SKILLS AND ABILITIES

YOU WILL BE FACED WITH IMPOSSIBILITES

WE DEAL WITH THINGS IN THIS NATURAL WORLD THAT ARE BEYOND OUR ABILITIES

TO BE FULLY PERSUADED YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BASE YOUR HOPE ON SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOUR ABILITIES & YOUR SKILLS.

 

Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

 

THERE IS ANOTHER FOUNDATION… HOPE IN JESUS

WHERE’S YOUR HOPE FOUNDED THIS MORNING?

 

Rom 4:17 (as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO shall your descendants be.”

 

Heb 6:17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

 

LIFE CAN BE LIKE A SEA WITH WAVES OF UNCERTAINTY

 

Rom. 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound inhope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

 

Zech 9:12 Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope.

Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.

 

WHAT ARE YOU CHAINED TOO?

 

2 CONSIDERED

19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated (considered) his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;

 

CONTEMPLATED MEANS: TO FIX ONES EYES OR MIND UPON

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TEST OR TRIALS WHAT DO YOU SEE?

HOPE IS THE BLUE PRINT (TARGET) THAT YOUR FAITH GOES TO WORK ON TO PRODUCE.

WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS LOCKED ON TO?

2 Cor. 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

Is 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?   YOU ARE PERSUADED IN GOD

 

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

How To Receive…Anything

NKJV Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

 

Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

 

Matt 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

 

Matt 6:5 When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners

7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.

8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

 

9 Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 ‘Give us this day our daily bread.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE WILL OF GOD IS THE FIRST KEY TO RECEIVING – ANYTHING.

 

Eph 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 

WE NEED TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING WE CAN ABOUT WHATEVER IT IS WE WANT TO RECEIVE.

 

YLT 17 because of this become not fools, but–understanding what [is] the will of the Lord,  

 

AMP 17 Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.

 

WE CAN KNOW AND GROW MORE IN THE WILL OF GOD

 

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

 

WHEN YOU KNOW HIS WILL… YOU’RE NOT TRYING TO TALK HIM INTO SOMETHING

 

John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Moving Forward Through the Madness 5

“EXPOSURE THAT CREATES CONVICTION”

 

Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS! 

 

FAITH IS BELIEVING – IT’S AN ATTITUDE – AN ACTION

MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS, DARKNESS

  1. PRAISING GOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MOVE ON

THE DEVIL WANTS TO STOP YOUR PROGRESS AND SILENCE YOUR PRAISE

  1. CONFIDENCE – BEING FULLY PERSUADED – CONVICTION

YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FULFILL GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOURE CONFIDENT OF WHEN HE’S SPEAKING TO YOU

MOVING FORWARD – GOING OVER IS A RESULT OF BEING FULLY PERSUADED

NIV Rom. 4:19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead —since he was about a hundred years old —and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

 

PERSUADE MEANS: TO CONVINCE, TO AGREE, TO BELIEVE, HAVE CONFIDENCE, TO TRUST

NOTICE VS 21 “FULLY PERSUADED” – COMPLETE – FULL – ASSURED

 

BEING FULLY PERSUADED IS BASED ON RELATIONSHIP

 

Kjv 2Tim. 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I knowwhom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

 

Ex. ABRAHAM CHANGED HIS NAME AT 99

HE’S NOT TRYING TO TALK HIMSELF INTO IT – HE WAS CONVINCED

IT’S DIFFICULT TO COPY THE ACTIONS WITHOUT THE CONVICTION

POWER TO PERFORM COMES BY EXPOSURE TO THE WORD

Ex. 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

 

11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

 

13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

 

15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they GO FORWARD

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

WISDOM FOR CHALLENGING TIMES

THE WORD GIVES US THE WISDOM WE NEED TO OVERCOME ANY HARDSHIPS OR WALK THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

 

Psa 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

 

Psa 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

 

Psa 41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 2 THE Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth

 

Psa 37:18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

 

Psa 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

 

Psa 18:1 I Will love thee, o Lord, my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; MY God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

 

THE ONLY WAY TO REMAIN IN PEACE AND FIND WISDOM IS TO SPEND CONCENTRATED TIME IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.

 

Psa 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

 

CHALLENGING TIMES CALL FOR US TO SET ASIDE SPECIAL, INTENSE TIMES OF PRAYING AND SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD

 

WHEN YOU TAKE TIME TO PRAY AND SEEK GOD YOU DON’T LEAVE THE WORD BEHIND.

EVEN JESUS HAD TIMES WHEN HE WITHDREW FROM THE DAILY SCHEDULE OF LIFE

Mark 6:45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. 46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.

 

“STRAIGHTWAY” IN Vs 45  MEANS DOING SOMETHING WITHOUT ANY DELAY – IMMEDIATELY

 

Vs 45 “CONSTRAINED” – THIS GREEK WORD MEANS TO “COMPEL BY FORCE”

 

HE RECOGNIZED HIS NEED TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE FATHER, EVEN IN THE MIDST OF SUCCESSFUL EVENTS.

 

IF WE’LL STAY CLOSE TO GOD WE’LL BE READY TO DO SOME WATER WALKING…

 

AMP 1 Pet 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you, 7 casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for he cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

 

AMP Heb 11:6 For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe THAT God exists and that he is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek him [out].

Moving Forward Through the Madness Pt. 4

Spiritual Progress With Praise

 

Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS! 

MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS

 

  1. PRAISING GOD IN DARK TIMES IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying

 

THE PLACE OF PRAYER IS A PLACE OF NEW BEGININGS

 

Kjv Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely 24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

 

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

TO PRAISE MEANS TO CELEBRATE!

 

Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

 

THE DEVIL WANTS TO QUIET DOWN THE CHURCH SO HE CAN TAKE THE PARTY OUT OF THE PEOPLE

PAUL & SILAS TOOK CHARGE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES WITH SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AND KEPT GOING WITH A SUPERNATURAL PRAISE

Kjv Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

 

TO DO NOTHING IS THE WRONG THING.

TO DO SOMETHING IS THE RIGHT THING.

AND TO BELIEVE IS THE HIGHEST THING

 

TO BELIEVE IS TO PRAISE, TO REJOICE, TO GET HAPPY…

 

  1. CONFIDENCE – FULLY PERSUADED – CONVICTION

YOU CANNOT OPERATE ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S CONVICTION.

YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FULFILL GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOURE CONFIDENT OF WHEN HE’S SPEAKING TO YOU

Kjv Rom. 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

 

IT’S DIFFICULT TO COPY THE ACTIONS WITHOUT THE CONVICTION

JOSHUA 1:8

 

POWER TO PERFORM COMES BY EXPOSURE TO THE WORD

 

THE WORD BUILDS CONVICTION – “KNOW SO”

 

WHEN YOUR FACING THE THE IMPOSSIBLE GO TO GOD – SEEK HIM – REAFIRM YOUR CONVICTION

This Generation Pt 3

PARENTING, TEENS AND MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY

 

Psalm 71:18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

 

EVERYONE IS CALLED TO AFFECT THIER GENERATION.

YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 18-29 – STATISTICS SAY 75% LEAVE THE CHURCH – ONLY 25% STAY

QUICK REVIEW – THE KEY’S THAT HELP THE 25%’ERS

  1. STRONG FAMILY TIES

  2. ENTRUSTED WITH RESPONSIBILITY

  3. EXPERIENCE GOD IN THEIR HOMES….

  4. AN ADULT IN THEIR LIVES INFLUENCING THEM.

AROUND AGE 13 THE PARENTAL INFLUENCE BEGINS TO DIMINISH AND THEY BEGIN LISTENING TO SOMONE “COOLER” THAN YOU.

YOUTH MINISTER BECOMES VERY STRATEGIC AT THAT POINT.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Titus 2:3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

 

NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE IN MINISTRY THERE ARE RESPONSIBILITIES.

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMUNICATE TRUTH TO THE GENERATION BEHIND US.

REDUCE THE RESPONSIBILITES DOWN TO 3 THINGS

TO MODEL

TOMESSAGE

TO MENTOR…

TO MODEL; BEGINS WHERE YOU ARE BY SEEING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY…

MODEL MEANS; HOW WE CONDUCT OUR LIVES…

TO MESSAGE: IS TO ARTICULATE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN A WAY OTHERS CAN HEAR IT.

TO MENTOR: WHO ARE YOU TAKING UNDER YOUR WINGS TO TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW.

ANYONE IN 50’S AND UP IS IN THIS PHASE OF LIFE.  THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE PURPOSE…

IF YOU’RE NOT DEAD, YOUR NOT DONE!

Moving Forward Through the Madness Pt.3

Spiritual Progress Pt. 3

 

Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS! 

DON’T LET NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES ROB YOU OF YOUR CONTENTMENT & PROGRESS…

MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS

 

  1. PRAISING GOD IN DARK TIMES IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TURN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND

“JOY IS NOT BASED ON CIRCUMSTANCES”.  OUR JOY IS BASED UPON WHAT WE KNOW

TO MAINTAIN JOY WE’VE GOT TO MAINTAIN A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD

AMP Ps 94:12 Blessed is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, 13 That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity

 

FAITH BELIEVES IN SPITE OF HOW I FEEL

 

PAUL AND SILAS IN PHILIPPI

 

Kjv Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely

 

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

THEY PRAYED & THEN SANG THANKS & PRAISE

THEY TOOK CHARGE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES WITH SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AND KEPT GOING

POSTER #1

Your Courage

 

Your Cheerfulness

 

Your Resolution

 

Will Bring

 

Us Victory

POSTER #2

Freedom Is

 

In Peril

 

Defend It

 

With All Your Might

 

Poster #3

Keep

Calm

And

Carry On

GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY DOESN’T NEGATE OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

WHEN WE TRUST GOD, WE THINK MORE CLEARLY AND REACT MORE DECISIVELY.

We prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. — Nehemiah 4:9 NIV

We prayed… and postedWe trusted and acted.

TO DO NOTHING IS THE WRONG THING.

TO DO SOMETHING IS THE RIGHT THING AND TO BELIEVE IS THE HIGHEST THING.

This Generation Pt 2

PARENTING, TEENS AND MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY

 

Psalm 71:18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

 

EVERYONE IS CALLED TO AFFECT THIER GENERATION.

YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 18-29 – STATISTICS SAY 75% LEAVE THE CHURCH – ONLY 25% STAY

THE KEY’S THAT HELP THE 25%’ERS

  1. STRONG FAMILY TIES  – DINNER TOGETHER, SERVING IN CHURCH

  1. ENTRUSTED WITH RESPONSIBILITY

  1. EXPERIENCE GOD IN THEIR HOMES…. PARENTS LEADING THE WAY

  1. AN ADULT IN THEIR LIVES INFLUENCING THEM.

RELATIONAL BONDING IS THE BIG KEY WE SEE IN ALL OF THESE

THE VALUE OF THE YOUTH MINISTER

OLD Vs YOUNG AND THOSE IN THE MIDDLE;

OLDER HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE YOUNGER DON’T HAVE THE FULLER PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE OF LIFE LIVED.

“A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.” —E. W. Howe

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Titus 2:2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

 

WE NEVER GET TO RETIRE FROM THE WILL OF GOD.

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMUNICATE TRUTH TO THE GENERATION BEHIND US.

THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE HAS TO BUY INTO THIS CULTURE

WE CAN REDUCE THE RESPONSIBILITES DOWN TO 3 THINGS

TO MODEL, MESSAGE AND MENTOR…

Moving Forward Through the Madness Pt. 2

Spiritual progress pt. 2

 

Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

 

Mess Psa. 18:29 I vault the highest fences

 

TRUST GOD; HE’S WORKING ON SOMETHING GOOD!

 

Phil. 4:11 I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

 

TPT “I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things”

 

NOTHING CAN STOP YOUR SPIRITUAL PROGRESS

 

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS! 

 

NEVER LET NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES ROB YOU OF YOUR CONTENTMENT & PROGRESS

 

MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS

 

  1. PRAISING GOD IN DARK TIMES IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO TURN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND

 

SATAN WANTS TO STEAL YOUR JOY

 

Neh 8:10 the joy of the LORD is our strength.

 

“JOY IS NOT BASED ON CIRCUMSTANCES”.  OUR JOY IS BASED UPON WHAT WE KNOW

 

TO MAINTAIN JOY WE’VE GOT TO MAINTAIN A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD

 

Kjv Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city.

 

JOY COMES AS A RESULT OF HEARING THE WORD

 

Kjv John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

AMP Ps 94:12 Blessed is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, 13 That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity  (COMES FROM WORD)

 

THE WORD IS THE SOURCE OF YOUR FAITH.  FAITH IS THE KEY TO JOY

Kjv Phil 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith

 

FAITH IS NOT A FEELING…  JOY IS NOT A FEELING

Kjv James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations

 

FEELINGS COME WHEN YOU FOCUS ON THE WORD.

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO SPEND YOUR LIFE CHASEING FEELINGS!

FAITH ACCEPTS WHAT GOD SAY’S Vs WHAT YOU SEE

 

Kjv Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely

 

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

THEY TOOK CHARGE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES WITH SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AND KEPT GOING

 

 

Your Courage

Your Cheerfulness

Your Resolution

Will Bring Us Victory

Freedom Is

In Peril

Defend It

With All Your Might

 

Keep

Calm

And

Carry On