8 Foundations for Your Ministry in the End Times2017-11-13T12:11:29+00:00

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Matt 28:18-20
1 Peter 2:9
Jn 15:16-17
Mat 10:1
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

Jesus summoned His disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness

Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God  through your life

Turn to someone and say It’s All About the Spiritual

TODAY (rebellion, riots, division  our nation)

Key to 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

(It’s all Spiritual”)

Jesus said Matt 6:9-10

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,   your kingdom come(spiritual)

your will be done on earth (physical)

as it is in heaven (spiritual)

Our last series

Defeating the Enemy

Luke 10:19

Jesus said, ..I have given you authority …to overcome all the power of the enemy

I said ..

“If you don’t take authority…

You are giving authority”

Key 2017
Year of Breakthrough

In order to see the BREAKTHROUGH in the Physical Realm

You have to BREAKTHROUGH in  the Spiritual Realm

Not only breaking the power of the enemy

But releasing the power of the Holy Spirit

Just as we have to become knowledgeable of the enemy

We have to become  knowledgeable of the Holy Spirit

We looked at

Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit in your life  for the days ahead

Step 1

Again Our focus for 2017 :

Releasing the power of God  through your life

Our next focus in equipping us for Breakthrough

Last time we began our series Discovering and Defining Your MINISTRY

Next part 2

“Vision for the future gives purpose for the future”

Eph 1:18-20

My prayer is that understanding will flood your heart and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God’s people.

I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used 20when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven.

 

  • Many Christians say “I know that I am to be a witness of Christ on earth.
  • I know that the my relationship with God is for a purpose.
  • I know that my destiny is related to my ministry.
  • I desire to be used by God and to be led by the Holy Spirit
  • I want to see my ministry for the Lord really help people
  • I can see what the enemy is doing all around me
  • I want to be effective and rerelease my ministry”
  • but…
  • How do I do it?

So many Christians  fall into traps

So caught up in their own problems

“How can I minister to others, I have too many challenges of my own”

Not living in confident faith

“I don’t know if I can believe God to minister to others”

Inward looking not outward looking

“I know they’re hurting people but I have needs too”

Not living in the victory God has intended

“I need to be have my problems resolved before I can minister to others

Results -Allowing circumstances to dictate ministry ..

Results.. Ministry  “Neutralized”

We continue our next series with these promises

1 Peter 2:9-10   But I have chosen you, … that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Isa 43:1   Now this is what the Lord says. I created you and have fashioned , “Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are mine.

Jer 29:11-12

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Est 4:14

you have come to this place and this time for such a time as this?”

Discovering and Defining Your Ministry

Ministry
(definition)

The process and action of releasing the Holy Spirit; (anointing / power of God) using gifts, talents and callings from God ;  to afford others growth, assistance and aid in all areas- spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Let’s set the stage from the
General to Specifics

Let’s look at Foundations of Your Ministry in the Next move of God

  • Don’t tie God’s hand

Don’t limit Him

God is God-

Only we can limit Him

Stop His ministry through your life

. Matt 19:26

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

God is in charge but he’s not in control. He has left us in control

 

  • Don’t tie your hand

You must understand that you are not limited by

who you are or what you have

What you think you can or cannot do

Phil 4:13

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Matt 17:20 Nothing will be impossible for you if you  believe.”

The word itself says I’m possible

Faith is the ability to respond to what God says your destiny is

 

  • Stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit

Jn 10:27 My sheep hear my voice

Jn 16:13 I have given you the Holy Spirit. He will guide you

Rom. 8:14 We are led by the Spirit

Ps 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

The Christian life is a series of encountering the power of God

 

  • Don’t allow the enemy to  intimidate you

Question your ministry

The lie of inadequacy// disqualification (past failings, unequipped to change things)

Fear Destroys faith

Not give by the Lord

2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of TIMIDITY , but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Mat. 10:1  Jesus summoned His disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness

A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man or the devil – Leonard Ravenhill

 

  • Allow the Lord to use you

Gifts of the Spirit

Give and will be given

On earth as it is in heaven

Mark 16:20 Then the Christians went everywhere, and the Lord worked through them. Their life was filled with miracles  (breakthrough) proving that their message (Jesus is Lord) was true

Acts 14:27 God had done many powerful things through them and this opened  the door of faith to the unbelievers

 Faith is the ability to respond to what God says your destiny is

 

  • Be ready to respond as the Holy Spirit  leads

Obedience is the key

Availability not ability

Lead by the Spirit

Divine appointments

2 Cor. 5:7 We walk by faith not by sight

Phil 4:9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

God’s anointing begins by offering us a doorway

  • Hold on to (confess) “God’s Word”

Daily Confessions

James 1:4  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything

Zec. 4:6 Not by power not by might but by my Spirit says the Lord

Jer 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

 Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you feel like you’ve been buried but actually you’ve been planted

 

  • Believe for Results

1 Cor. 14:5 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world

Mat. 19:26 With God all things are possible

1 Cor 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”

He who has begun a good thing shall complete it.

In order to believe the impossible, we must see the invisible.

Foundations of Your Ministry

  • Don’t tie God’s hands
  • Don’t tie your hands
  • Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit
  • Don’t allow enemy to intimidate you
  • Allow the Lord to use you
  • Respond as the Holy Spirit leads
  • Hold on to God’s Word
  • Believe for results