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Notes 4-15-18C

“From Defender to Possessor” Pt.2


Acts 2:17-21
Acts 1:8
Deut. 2:31
‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.(the anointing) In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me

But YOU will receive power (the anointing) when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

. “I have begun to give… begin to receive.”

Joel 2
Acts 2

In the last days I will pour out my spirit

(Anointing) Fresh infilling of Holy Spirit 


Turn to someone and say; “It’s all  about the Spiritual”

“On earth as it is in heaven”

We first breakthrough in the spiritual real

Then we see it in the physical realm

Today we continue

From Defender to Possessor

Stepping into your Anointing

The Anointing…

enables  us  to live in the assurance of our needs being met so we can step beyond our abilities  and move in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Empowered to share Jesus). Victory in and through our lives.

Throughout Scripture
God has been trying to reconnect with man

  • Loss of relationship in Garden
  • Through Abraham-establishes a people unto God
  • Moses Burning Bush/ to deliver people  in Egypt
  • Mt. Sinai in the wilderness
  • Through David- begins a Nation
  • Through the Prophets of Old Testament
  • Through Jesus
  • Through the Holy Spirit
  • Through the Word of God

Jer 33:3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you

The major focus of the enemy is to remove man’s identity

When we lose our identity

We allow the enemy to define us. (social requirements, conformity)

Even our ministry- ( nice- P/C focus on FoS not GoS)

The purpose is  to




I want to look at our 2 aspects of Ministry

  •     Defender

  •    Possessor

We begin with DEFENDER


  • To ward off attack  
  • To guard 
  • To STAND 


Eph 6:10

Finally, stand strong in the Lord and in his mighty power

Rom 14:4  And he will stand , for the Lord is able to make him stand .

1 Cor 10:13 God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you

1 Cor 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

2 Cor 1: 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ.

Why do we need  Power to stand?

Gal 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand fast then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of bondage.

1 Peter 5:8

Be vigilant (stand fast); because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

The enemy’s purpose is to cause you to

  • become discouraged
  • become bound by doubt / fear / worry
  • lose heart
  • settle for less
  • Give up (ourselves and others and God)
  • Nice Christian (ineffective/powerless)

1 Peter 5:9

Resist him, stand fast in the faith


  • take a position
  • continue
  • hold firm
  • establish presence

Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, (stand fast) then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of bondage.

  • doubt
  • fear
  • unbelief


Eph 6:10  Stand strong in the Lord and in his mighty power

Results of standing strong  in the Lord “Defender”

When we stand in the power of the Lord we become aware of

  • His Constant Presence


clarity of hearing

Deut 31:6 Be strong and courageous. … for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you

Ps 73:23 Yet I am always with you;

Ex 33:14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Ps 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence

Mat 28:20 And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”


Doubt and fear are removed

I know that I know

Rom 12:3 God has given to each one a measure of faith

Heb 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not se

Rom 4:21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.



Become our focus

The ability to hold on

Heb 10:36 when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

2 Cor 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.

Ps 145:13 The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.

Josh 21: 45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.


  • His Commitment

A sense of peace

His favor

Ps 73:23 Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.

Gen 26:3 I will be with you and will bless you.

Phil 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Jer 29:11 “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”.


  • His Anointing

His ability through us MINISTRY


Ps 65:5-6 You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. You have built the mountains by Your strength. You are dressed with power

Is. 40:26 Look at the night skies: Who do you think made all this? Who marches this army of stars out each night, counts them off, calls each by name -so magnificent! so powerful!-  and never overlooks a single one?

Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created…..

Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

When we stand in the power of the Lord we become aware of

  • His Constant Presence
  • His Increase of Faith
  • His Promises
  • His Commitment
  • His Anointing

Next time “Possessor”  It’s time!