DEFENDER- You Are Called- No Robbery
‘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.”
In the last days I will pour out my spirit
(Anointing) Fresh infilling of Holy Spirit
We continue on RELEASING THE ANOINTING
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
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.
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
We continue with DEFENDER
- To ward off attack
- To guard
- To STAND
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
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
- hold firm
- establish presence
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.
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
- His Increase of Faith
- His Promises
- His Commitment
May I have your attention
Proposed Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an ‘unlawful business practice’ to engage in ‘a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in ‘sexual orientation change efforts with an individual,’” explained National Review.
The proposed law could be construed to make it illegal to sell Bibles, since they include verses that the far left finds unacceptable
What the bill basically says is that anything that can be seen as trying to impact a person’s sexual orientation would be illegal to sell or offer.
This would almost certainly include traditional Christian counseling services and books
- It’s time that we Christians start living in the Victory Christ has given us.
- For too long we have given into the enemy and accepted an “existence “life style
- Many Christians fail to apply the principles of the “Christian Advantage”
- We deal with life the way the world does.
- We allow our God given authority to be neutralized
- Too many become victims instead of victors
- It’s time we take our positions in Christ and live VICTORIOUSLY
The Word of God Says
1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 5:4-5 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
Prov 2:7 He holds victory in store for the upright
2 Cor 2:14 thanks be to God, who always leads us in victory in Christ
Ps 60:12 With God we will gain the victory , and he will defeat our enemies.
1 Jn 2:13 Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One.
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.
1 Thess 5:24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
- Step up
- Take our position
- Impact our “sphere of influence”
- Live in the victory Christ has given us
- a person who has overcome or defeats an adversary
- the winner in any struggle or contest
- a conqueror
- to prevail
- to break through challenges
- to triumph
- a defender of God’s truths
3 Areas to Remember as a “Defender”
You have been
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.
Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
1 John 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One,
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Is. 10:27 It is the anointing that breaks the yoke
He calls his own by name and leads
And who knows but you are in your place for such a time as this?”
3 Areas to Remember as A Defender
You have been
But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us.