The Power of Personal Communion- Steps to Breakthrough Pt.1-The Cup (Blood of Jesus)
1 Cor 15:57
2 Cor 10:3-5
And God confirms His Word by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ
- See to it that no one misses the grace of God
- They defeated the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
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)
Characteristics of a Victorious Christian A victorious Christian will need to-
Deal with the enemy
1 Peter 5:8-9 Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith
James 4:7 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
2 Cor 2:11
We are to know very well what Satan’s plans are.
The Lord said to me..
I AM MOVING IN THIS SEASON OF PREPARATION. Teach my church to “LIVE” in the position I have called them and prepare them for ministry.”
God’s teaching are processed
“in us first and then through us” (Your Ministry to others) “We can’t teach it unless we live it”
- Many people don’t like to talk about the enemy
- The enemy wants (ignorance)
- These people are called VICTIMS (POW)
- Their life is continually invaded by spiritual attacks and their ministry is neutralized
The Word of God
- Luke 21:8
- He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’
- Matt 24:24-25
- Your enemies will try to fool even the people God has chosen, if that is possible. Now I have warned you about this before it happens.
- 2 Cor 11:14-15
- Even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of light (truth).
We looked at
GIFT OF DISCERINING OF SPIRITS
Gift of Discerning of spirits
The ability given by the Holy Spirit in situations when it is needed to recognize what spirit is behind different manifestations or activities. This is often accompanied by direction on how to deal with the situation
3 Categories of Spirits
- Human spirit
- Holy Spirit
- Evil spirit (enemy)
- Fear / Worry
- Inferiority / Insecurity
- Confusion / unsettled mind (fogginess, lack of memory
- Anger / victim
- Condemnation -areas of failure –giving up
- Busyness / Unbalanced priorities
- Blaming God
We continue : Personal Communion
I have found personal communion to be one of the most effective tools in:
- Maintaining Intimacy with the Lord
- Defeating The Attacks of the Enemy
- Growth and effectiveness in ministry
Matt. 10:10 Jesus says that I have come you may have life and that life more abundantly
then at the end of his ministry he says do this (Communion) to “remember me at all that I’ve taught you for they will be very important for the days ahead
Luke 22:19 The “this“ is Communion and the Lord wants us personally involved with the dynamic that he taught his disciples
It was not only life-changing it was key to establishing the Kingdom of God (Ministry)
Why would Jesus emphasize this action?
Why is it so important for us personally?
How does it empower us to deal with the bold attacks of the enemy in these days?
The Powerful weapons of Personal Communion
Then we’ll demonstrate
How to use them
Let’s look The Elements
we looked at
The Powerful weapons of Personal Communion Pt. 1
Let’s begin with
(Blood of Jesus)
Most Christians have not been taught to understand the powerful tool (weapon) the Lord has given to us in His Word about the Cup.
They just accept the premise but do not know how to apply it to their daily life.
It’s a powerful weapon against the enemy in our lives, family and ministry
(Blood of Jesus)
Rev 12:11 They defeated the enemy by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony;
(Blood of Jesus)
When you call on the Blood of Jesus, you’re not just speaking empty words. You are making a demand on your Blood Covenant with God you received when you accepted Jesus as your Savior.
The Power of the Blood
Forgives our sins
Restores our relationship with God
Enables us to live in the peace of Christ
Establishes our authority to the enemy
Releases the Power of God daily
Releases Victory into every area of our lives
Last week we began The Powerful weapons of
Last week we looked at The Bread
The Body Of Jesus
We saw how
- The Word of YOUR TESTIMONY defeats the enemy
- Most Christians do not know the Word and their authority in Christ
- Without this understanding you cannot defeat the attacks of the enemy
Rev 12:11They defeated the enemy by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
They Defeated the enemy
üBlood of the Lamb
üThe Word of their Testimony
- You defeat the enemy’s involvement in your (yours) life by what Christ did on the cross and the Word of YOUR testimony
- Essential to your Victory
- the statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court.
2.evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof.
- something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.
“Remember it’s not what you, or others say about who you are.. It’s what
the Word says who you are.”
What the Word says about
“Who We Are”
Eph 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus ,
2 Cor 3:18 we, are being changed into His likeness
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation the old has gone, the new has come!
Rom 8:15-17 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship… heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,
1 Cor 12:27 you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it
John 15: 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends
1 Cor 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit , who is in you, whom you have received from God?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world (you) that He sent His son
“I, the Lord, have appointed you to demonstrate my goodness. I will take you by the hand and guard you,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you .I have called you by name; you are mine.
It is God who appointed you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ
God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.
1 Peter 5:10 In his kindness God appointed you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus
.Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Do this to remember what I’ve taught you
When we remind the enemy who we are and call upon the Blood of the Lamb (cup) the Lord releases His provision ( The Bread- the Body of Christ) –Jehovah Jireh
The Bread (Provision)
Baruch ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam, hamotzi lechem, min ha aretz.”
“Blessed are You, O LORD our God, King of the Universe, Who has brought forth bread from the earth.“
The Bread represents provision and our platform of strength (testimony)
Philip 4:19 “I am the God that supplies all your needs”
Let’s look at
Our Testimony Personal Confessions
Jesus is Lord over every area of my life- my spirit, my soul and my body(Phil. 2:9-11)
Because of Jesus I HAVE God’s favor in my life. There is nothing I cannot do because Christ gives me the strength (1 Cor. 1:30, Phil. 4:13)
Jesus is my shepherd he watches over me.
God will supply my needs through his ability and abundance. (Ps. 23, Phil.4:19)
I don’t allow anxiety or worry to rule me. I off load my challenges in to the Lord.(Phil. 4:6, 1 Pet. 5:6,7)
I’m a part of the Church of Jesus Christ. He took away all of my sins and enabled me to walk in victory in every area. Because of what Jesus went through I can be healed. I come against every sickness and disease that tries to enter into my body. Every organ, every tissue of my body functions in the perfection in which God created it to function. I will do my part to honor God in my body bring Him glory. (Gal. 3:13, Matt. 8:17, 1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Cor. 6:20)
I have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart (1 Cor. 2:16)
I am a believer don’t live in doubt. God said it. I believe it.. I stand by my confession of faith I decide to walk by faith and practice faith. My faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Jesus is the one who establishes my faith. (Heb. 4:14, Heb. 11:6, Rom. 10:17, Heb. 12:2)
The love of God has been poured out in my heart by the Holy Spirit
and His love lives richly in me. I keep myself in the Kingdom of light, in love, in the Word, and the enemy does not have effectiveness over me. (Rom. 5:5, 1 Jn. 4:16, 1 Jn. 5:18)
Jesus has given me authority over all the power of the enemy.
I take my shield of faith and defeat and neutralize every attack God in me is bigger than any challenge the world can bring. (Lk. 10:19, Eph. 6:16, 1 Jn. 4:4)
I am not impacted by what’s going on in this world. I have a position with my Lord in heaven right now. I am a part of the kingdom of God. The Lord has set me free from the manipulations the enemy in the world (Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:6, Col. 1:13, Rom. 8:2)
I don’t allow fear or timidity to manipulate me. It’s not from God. What He has given me is power, love and correct thinking. God is on my side. (2 Tim. 1:7, Rom. 8:31)
I hear the leadings. I hear my Father’s voice, and I will not allow anyone else to deceive me. I’ve cast my cares and worries upon the Lord.. He will cause me to see things from his perspective. I will succeed in whatever challenges I’m facing (Jn. 10:27, Prov. 16:3)
I have victory every day. I look forward to my ministry for the Lord. I am effective and will impact others. The Lord is working within me and on changing and growing every day. (1 Jn. 4, 5, Eph. 2:10, Phil. 2:13)
God’s word is changing me causing me to grow. The Holy Spirit is growing within me each day. What He began in me He will complete (Col. 3:16, Phil. 1:6)
We defeat the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony.
When we acknowledge these truths daily
We will live in VICTORIOUS Christianity
The 8 Steps of “Personal Communion Pt. 1
Step 1 Appreciation
Thanksgiving and Praise
Begin by thanking the Lord for his grace. All the blessings in your life
Ps 100:4-5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
Then Praise Him (who He is)
Ps 135:1 Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Step 2 Neutralize the enemy
Apply the Cup (Blood of Jesus)
The reason why so many Christians are coming under such heavy attacks from both demons and evil people in this world is because they do not have God’s full protection on them.
The Blood has power and the enemy is defeated because of it! The work of the cross is the source of all of that power and don’t you forget it! Benny Hinn
Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, (freedom from the enemy’s attacks) according to the riches of His grace
Matt 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins (freedom from the enemy)
Step 3 Put on the Armor of God
Step 4 Declare your authority and victory through Christ
No weapon formed against you shall prosper
1 John 4:4-5
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
1 Cor 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.