Sunday, September 18, 2011

Servanthood

Open yourself up to 'recieve' in ways other than your paycheck - pray that God will bring it in in other/multiple sources. Step out IN the provision. Trust God in it and believe God OUTSIDE of the paycheck!!! The word was designed to call us to action!!! You are called to do good works!!! James 1:22-25 Don't just be hearers of the word be doers of the word. How do you do the word, internalize it, and DO it? God has given me a personal word. (Acts 1, "Go and wait for the Holy Spirit," they were together and praying for 40 days - be as 1, love one another, serve 1 another. The Holy Spirit decends upon them, they speak with other tongues then they go out into the streets and preach) Every one of us has been given a word directly, there is a corporate word - how do we function as a church, there is a community word commanding us to go and tell. What kind of word do we get indiviually? Matt 16:24 the first word to be walked out is Lordship. (I'm God, you are not so submit to me) deny yourself, pick up your cross...and follow me. Are you genuanlly walking out Lordship? How do you operate in the body of Christ (in one accord) - servanthood Love one another! In the Community: Each of us has been given a word to go and tell others! Matt 28:16-20 Your subdivision, your town, your family, your workplace, etc. (Is there fruit in my life that makes an impact on those in my circle/world?) When God has given you a word and you don't do it...that is sin.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Surviving the Elements

Surviving the Elements (after today we pray you won't go through storms the same way again. ) To survive the elements you need: Food Water Shelter You need these in the natural & the supernatural. Food= God's word - you will die without it. Heb 4:12;John 6:63; isaiah 55:11; John 1:1-2; Matt 24:35; Numbers 23:19 - when you stray away from the word you become an anorexic christian. Matt 4; mark 1; luke 4 - How Jesus stood against the devil Make a scripture list of topics of the things you are fighting against and everyday you pray, speak & believe that word. Matt 12:43-45 The danger of being empty - the devil comes back to tempt you in that area and brings evil back 7 times greater. The only power the enemy has is lies, manipulation and deception. Speak things out and it happens. Rebuke those lies from the devil. Col 2:13-15 Water = the Holy Spirit - illuminates the word - lack of water or the Holy Spirit can cause a dehydrated christian. (lethargic, dizzy, confusion) consistantly drink on God and the Word of God. Psalm 42:1-2 spend time in the river/ with God and emmerse yourself in prayer, praise & worship. Rev 22:1-2, psalm 46:4 John 7:38 Shelter = Is God Almighty - Trust & know God is your shelter Psalm 61:3;Psalm 36:7; Psalm 91 God is bigger than ANYTHING that would try to destroy you. PT. 2 The Cross is the very power of God 1Cor 1:18; Rom 1:16; is the POWER of the cross active in your life? Why is it that so many of us don't have evidence of the cross in our lives? The moment you God got saved you got every promise & word that God has spoken in His word. Why is it the cross of Christ isn't evident or effective in your life? 1 Cor 1:17 we complicate the cross by adding all the extra stuff to it. Why does it not have enough powerin our lives? It's because of legalistic or religious mind set. We think if we fast and pray we can manipulate to get God to do the things YOU want him to do. We have a works menality doing what wethink will make God move in your life. Eph 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Cor 9:8 - Lord thank you for an ABUNDANCE for us to do EVERY good work!!! We don't have to beg/manipulate God...we needto declare, decree and claim/ receive ALL that God has for us. It's all FREE with the gift of salvation. John 19:30; Mark 10:45 If you have prayed for something for a long period of time but haven't seen the answer...stop blaiming God. Matt 6:33 Seek FIRST the kingdom of God! Our asking should be to recieve what God has already done for us. Our mindset & prayer lists need to change. Whenever you add to the grace of God you taint it. It's not our goodness...it's God and his grace. The is no religious work that we could do to ever be good enough Isaiah 64:6; Gal 2:19-21 Don't make what Jesus did on the cross of no effect /power in our lives. There's nothing that we can do. Gal 5:4; 6:14 don't boast about anything except what God has done in your lives. Be real and have the food, water and shelter of God. Good things don't happen to us because of our goodness but it's only by the grace and goodness of God. God doesn't move because YOU are so good but He moves beause HE is so good!!! James 1:17; Rom 3:27; 2 Tim 1:9 We don't take God's grace to live however you want. Rom 6:16; Gal 5:13; Romans 6:1-2; 6:15 You become a slave to whatever you CHOOSE to obey! God is calling us deeper! He's going to break the religious things. Let God change others...just love on them. www.SulaSkiles.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Building Godly Alliances

The company you keep and the relationships that you have are going to play a role in your life and walk with God. Alliance with the Holy Spirit - 1) the baptism of the Holy Spirit is only an introduction to Him. The Lord doesn't want us to live day to day without the Holy Spirit...He wants you to have a REAL relationship with Him. The person of the Holy Spirit wants you to know Him more. God wants you to go deeper with your relationship with the Holy Spirit. You need to depend more on the Holy Spirit. The Helper is on the inside of you...don't LIMIT the Holy Spirit. You can limit God's work in you but you shouldn't. Don't let anything hinder the Holy Spirit. Do you believe the word of God more than your external circumstances? The Spirit of the Living God is on the inside of you. John 16:7 Talk to the Holy Spirit FIRST! Pray in tongues about it! 1 John 2:20 Pray in tongues MORE!!! The Holy Spirit is your comforter. Just because you don't see the Holy Spirit doesn't mean he's not there! 1) see yourself how God sees you! What the bible says you are! 2) love yourself! If you don't love yourself it's because you don't know WHO you are! See yourself through God's eyes. 3) Forgive yourself! If the blood of Jesus was good enough for God to wash away sins then it should be good enough for you! John 13:16 To not forgive yourself is to say you are greater than God. 4) you are brand new! When you became born again you became a new creation. 2Cor 5:17 Don't let your past hinder you for what God has/ called you to! Use every hurt to help every women out! Do the people you hang around push you TOWARD God or pull you AWAY from God? Hebrews 3:13 Stay connected to the house of God. James 5:16 2 cor 10:12

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Deny Yourself

John 12:23-26 1st part of the plan is to die to yourself. Self always reverts back to self...we like to be comfortable. Self always leads you away from what God calls you to do. Deny your self John 13:12-17 be a servant because servanthood kills 'self'. John 14:12-14 continue to do the work that Jesus has been doing. Eph 2:8-10 you aren't saved through works but you were created and called to do good works. What did He do? What are we called to do? Reveal the Father (reveal the unseen God) He came to serve To preach the good news of the gospel Division by showing others there is life or death...choose life! Testify to the truth that God is real and who He said He is. Destroy the works of the enemy - by dying to self, serve others and love others. Proclaim freedom for the believers and to give life