ONE MIND – ACTS 2:46-47 – WE’RE MOVING FORWARD WITH ONE MIND – THAT’S WHY WE’RE FOCUSING ON SONSHIP
Recap Last Week – Son-ship and Authority 101: Genesis 1:28″God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it…”
“subdue” – Hebrew word, “kavash”literally means to place your foot on the neck of your conquered enemy signifying a submission of the enemy to his defeater.A similar word, malak, means to have dominion over, or to rule over
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WE WERE TO HAVE SONSHIP AUTHORITY
HOW MANY TIMES DO WE BEG GOD TO DO SOMETHING?
GOD HEAL ME, GOD PROSPER ME, GOD PLEASE….
Many of us believe that God CAN DO ANYTHING but that He HAS DONE NOTHING – and we HAVE TO BEG or pray UNTIL HE MOVES…
HE GAVE US THE AUTHORITY AND POWER FROM GENESIS!!!
Jesus told us to… Matthew 10:8 – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.”
He DIDN’T say… pray for the sick… pray for the afflicted… He said to DO IT – YOU HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD… YOU FREELY GIVE
You may ask… yes, but that was JESUS… I’m just me… I’m a nobody…
THAT. IS. A. LIE.
Romans 8:11 – “… the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus form the dead swells in you…”
John 14:12 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to my Father.”
WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY
WE HAVE THE POWER
WE ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY – TO CHANGE OUR WORDS.
HOW DO WE TYPICALLY PRAY???
It’s a lot easier to just say… “well, if it’s God’s will…” – that takes the responsibility off of us
If it works out, then “I prayed for that!”
If it doesn’t, we can blame God for it – it must’ve just not been His will…
It’s a SAFE way to pray…
He has already DONE what He’s going to do… On the Cross
He became sin and sickness – IT IS FINISHED
HIS POWER IS IN YOU. YOU HAVE IT. IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO USE IT.
IF YOU AREN’T SEEING GOD MOVE…
IT’S BECAUSE WE AREN’T TAKING OUR AUTHORITY, LETTING GOD’S POWER, THE POWER HE GAVE US, THE POWER THAT’S IN US, TO FLOW THROUGH US
THAT’S HARD TO HEAR… BUT IT’S SCRIPTURE… IT’S TRUTH
SUCH AS I HAVE…
Acts 3:1-8Focus on – Acts 3:6 – SUCH AS I HAVE…
WE HAVE IT. YOU HAVE IT. – THIS SCRIPTURE MAKES US RESPONSIBLE
HOW DO WE RELEASE THIS POWER THROUGH OUR WORDS?
“the power of life and death are in the tongue”
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”
Death AND Life – no in-between
Our words are VITAL – they’re releasing either LIFE OR DEATH when we speak (eat its fruit)
SPEAK LIFE – CHOOSE OUR WORDS, CHANGE OUR WORDS
CHANGE OUR WORDS TO WHAT???
Mark 11:22-23 – SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN
BREAK DOWN MATTHEW 21:18-22 & MARK 11 – what you SAY and what you BELIEVE
SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN
SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAIN ABOUT GOD – NOT TO GOD ABOUT YOUR MOUNTAIN
Talking to God about our mountain usually ends up in a venting or complaining session.
Which is okay, sometimes we need to vent…. but it’s not like He doesn’t ALREADY know…
The DANGER in that is that it sets us up for unbelief – that our problem is too big – our hope is diminished
SPEAK DIRECTLY TO YOUR MOUNTAIN – WITHOUT DOUBT!!!
ROMANS: To be saved we must CONFESS with our MOUTH and BELIEVE in our heart that Jesus is Lord… SPEAK AND BELIEVE
It’s not just our words… it’s our belief.
That’s why we can say stuff like, “that tickled me to death” and we don’t die.
But if we hear something often and long enough, we begin to believe it
That’s how we stay sick… we’re always talking about our aches and pains
That’s how we stay defeated… we’re always talking about our problems
We speak it enough that we believe it
IF WE CHANGE OUR WORDS AND SPEAK THE TRUTH – OFTEN ENOUGH – OUR BELIEF WILL LINE UP WITH TRUTH
WE HAVE TO MEDITATE ON THE WORD OF GOD
SPEAK LIFE OVER OUR HEALTH
SPEAK LIFE OVER OUR FINANCES
SPEAK LIFE OVER OUR RELATIONSHIPS
BUT WE HAVE TO SPEAK IT! AND BELIEVE IT!!!
BUT WE HAVE TO SPEAK IT FIRST!!!
WE HAVE TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO OUR MOUNTAIN
OUR POWER IS VOICE ACTIVATED