Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit 7-1-18- “The Power to Believe”
Psalm 90: 14 & 17
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – YES
establish the work of our hands
‘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.”
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
I have given you this land. Go in and take possession
. “I have begun to give… begin to possess.”
In the last days I will pour out my spirit
Fresh infilling of
Holy Spirit /LD
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
Last week we begin
a new series:
‘LIVING IN TE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
1/3 of our nation feels that there is going to be civil war in the United States
20% feel that confrontation is the only way to make change (rest. marches demonstrations)
59% feel that violence is in the making
60% of people feel there is an atmosphere of division
85% feel that past policies are harming our nation
John 10:10 The thief comes to rob and kill and destroy But I have come that they may have life
Let me ask as we begin
Do you believe God has a purpose for your life (destiny)?
Do you believe that te Lord wants to assist you towards that goal?
Do you believe God can supernaturally intervene and direct your life?
Do you believe the Lord can lead you in the every day affairs of your life ( personally, family, job, ministry)?
Do you believe that the Lord has not excluded you from His plan
Do you believe that His plan is your plan?
Take our position
Impact our “sphere of influence”
Live in the victory Christ has given us
We’re beginning a 4 part series to show you
How to enter into God’s plan for your life and the Empowering of the Holy Spirit.
To show you how to release the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” through your life:
Personal relationship with the Lord
LET ME ASK
What’s the difference between a Good Christian
And a Spirit filled Christion?
What is the difference between a natural Christian
And a supernatural Christian?
What is the difference between a bound Christian
And an abounding Christian?
Today I want to look at:
The Power of God
Acts 1:8 You shall receive POWER to be my witnesses
The Spirit filled life is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. It is moving daily in the power and will of God which is to impact every area of our life.
It releases the supernatural power of God that releases “His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven”
The ‘spirit filled Christian lives in the power of God
The Lord did not intend us to be normal
He wants us to live dynamically
To deal with life’s situations with a conviction of overcoming
To not just make it through but to abound in every area
To experience breakthrough in every challenge
The only way this is accomplished is to move in God’s Power
The Lord is preparing the church for His next powerful move.
Greater than what we have experienced in the recent “powerful renewal.” (ex)
The next move is going to release demonstrations
through those who are desiring for the Holy Spirit
to move through their lives.
to those who received Him, and put their trust in His name, He gave them the power to become children of God
God’s Dynamic miraculous power is available and is to be released through us daily.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Let’s look at the “POWER OF GOD”
Power in the original language is:
Miracle working power of God
Power that can dislodge any stronghold of unbelief
One of the key reasons why the Lord releases the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is to ;
The Key to moving in the Gift”s of the release of God’s power is
“If you can believe, everything is possible for you”.
God gives and increases our power to believe
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
“If you can believe”. “Everything is possible for him.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.“
I pray that you would come to understand the incredible power that is available for those who (to) believe. It is the same release of His mighty power that raised Christ from the dead
Let’s look at:
THE POWER TO BELIEVE (TARGETS)
Healing and miracles
While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher any more?” 36 Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Answers to prayer
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
To Overcome Unbelief
Mark 9:23-24 Jesus said. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Jesus answered. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
Strongholds to be broken
Isa 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indee
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; .. they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
- Direction/ Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt,
- Increase in faith
as God has given to each one the measure of faith
Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us
- For Breakthrough in every area
Ps 84:11 The Lord will withhold no good thing
from those who do what is right.
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