Tapping in to Heavens refreshing
Acts 3:19 repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord
Amp So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking,] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];
REFRESHING INCLUDES RESTORATION, (Supply, time, spiritual development and growth) REVIVING, RENEWING, REST
Mess Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you,
1. REPENTANCE: METANOIA MEANS TO TURN OR TO CHANGE YOUR MIND – (DIRECTION) (PURPOSE) & (CONDUCT)
A CALL FOR REPENTANCE CAME TO THE CHURCH AT LAODECIA
Rev. 2:2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars 3 And you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
2. VALUE AND RESPECT FOR THE WORD
Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul
TEACHING AND PREACHING CAN BE REFRESHING
Amp Job 29:22 And my speech dropped upon them [like a refreshing shower].
Psalm 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Eph 5:26 That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
THERE IS A SEPARATING POWER TO THE WORD OF GOD
John 17:17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
SANCTIFY MEANS TO SET APART. THE WORD SEPARATES
3. THE FAVOR OF GOD
Prov 19:12 The king’s wrath terrifies like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is as [refreshing and nourishing as] dew on the grass.
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU CLAIM AND DECREE FAVOR
4. UNDERSTANDING AND REVELATION
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding (spiritual insight) is a [refreshing and boundless] wellspring of life to those who have it,
REVELATION BRINGS ACCLERATION (Eph 1:17)
LIVE OUT OF REVELATION
5. PRAYING IN OTHER TONGUES
Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, 12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”
LIVE LIFE IN A RESTFUL POSITION?
REVELATION COMES BY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT.
1 Cor 14:2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
6. COME UNTO HIM – DRAW NEAR
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”