May 13, 2018
Four Steps to Give You a Sure Foundation and Hope
Mark Batterson book, All In
The more you give, the more you enjoy the portion that you keep.
You will find that you can do more with the 90% remaining than you could have done with the 100%.
 
Exodus 20:12
Ephesians 6:2
 
Don’t buy the lie that raising your children full time is a lower class carrier than working outside the home.
Your life has great value to God and to us. 
 
Prov. 13:2
The enemy tries to get you depressed.
A dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
 
John 10:10
If you have lost hope, I pray that you will sense that God is moving in your life. Take authority over you thoughts and proclaim that God has given you power, and love and a sound mind.
 
Four steps to give you a sure foundation and hope
 
1) 1 Peter 5:6-7 Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil.
My brother James Bedford Smith was born small. He is large and loving now.
At the Skinners house there was a big kid picking on little Jimmy. Jimmy never fought anybody. The other kids were not going to let us leave, so I told Jimmy to punch him in the nose. When he got hit, the other kid started bawling and as we were leaving Jimmy stopped and said he wanted to go back and tell the other kid he did not mean to hurt him.
There will come a time when you need to stand by the word of God against the enemy. 
 
2) Strengthen your faith. Remember what God has done for us. Recite 1 Chronicles 16:8-12. Sing to Him. Sing praise to Him. Tell of His glorious acts. Remember the wonders and miracles.
 
3) Trust in God’s timing.
Some times answers come quickly to prayer and other times His concern about our character and growth means that the solution does not come right away or as expected.
 
4) Be thankful.
Have you ever had a time when you did not feel like worshiping God?
Lord, I thank you for saving me and delivering me out of darkness.
Romans 5:1-5
God’s love has been poured out into our heart’s by the holy spirit.
As pastor’s at Daystar assembly of God there was a member Maribeth who had terrible depression and fears. God began to give us a plan for her. At some point, she made a decision to stand on God’s word and get into the presence of Jesus.
God turned her life completely around from being over weight she went on to win the presidents fitness award. She went from unemployed to working in for the government.
She began to bless other people in her life. She would bring cookies to people. When she got cancer and was about to die, we were praying for her in the hospice, she was able to claim victory over hopelessness.
 
Isaiah 53 By his stripes you are healed.
In the name of Jesus, we break the spirit of depression off of peoples lives.
As long as Moses kept his hands up the Nation of Israel was winning the battle.
Bring the restoration Lord.
I submit to God, and resist the devil. By God’s word, the devil must flee.
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  • May 13, 2018Four Steps to Give You a Sure Foundation and Hope
    May 13, 2018
    Four Steps to Give You a Sure Foundation and Hope
    Mark Batterson book, All In
    The more you give, the more you enjoy the portion that you keep.
    You will find that you can do more with the 90% remaining than you could have done with the 100%.
     
    Exodus 20:12
    Ephesians 6:2
     
    Don’t buy the lie that raising your children full time is a lower class carrier than working outside the home.
    Your life has great value to God and to us. 
     
    Prov. 13:2
    The enemy tries to get you depressed.
    A dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
     
    John 10:10
    If you have lost hope, I pray that you will sense that God is moving in your life. Take authority over you thoughts and proclaim that God has given you power, and love and a sound mind.
     
    Four steps to give you a sure foundation and hope
     
    1) 1 Peter 5:6-7 Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil.
    My brother James Bedford Smith was born small. He is large and loving now.
    At the Skinners house there was a big kid picking on little Jimmy. Jimmy never fought anybody. The other kids were not going to let us leave, so I told Jimmy to punch him in the nose. When he got hit, the other kid started bawling and as we were leaving Jimmy stopped and said he wanted to go back and tell the other kid he did not mean to hurt him.
    There will come a time when you need to stand by the word of God against the enemy. 
     
    2) Strengthen your faith. Remember what God has done for us. Recite 1 Chronicles 16:8-12. Sing to Him. Sing praise to Him. Tell of His glorious acts. Remember the wonders and miracles.
     
    3) Trust in God’s timing.
    Some times answers come quickly to prayer and other times His concern about our character and growth means that the solution does not come right away or as expected.
     
    4) Be thankful.
    Have you ever had a time when you did not feel like worshiping God?
    Lord, I thank you for saving me and delivering me out of darkness.
    Romans 5:1-5
    God’s love has been poured out into our heart’s by the holy spirit.
    As pastor’s at Daystar assembly of God there was a member Maribeth who had terrible depression and fears. God began to give us a plan for her. At some point, she made a decision to stand on God’s word and get into the presence of Jesus.
    God turned her life completely around from being over weight she went on to win the presidents fitness award. She went from unemployed to working in for the government.
    She began to bless other people in her life. She would bring cookies to people. When she got cancer and was about to die, we were praying for her in the hospice, she was able to claim victory over hopelessness.
     
    Isaiah 53 By his stripes you are healed.
    In the name of Jesus, we break the spirit of depression off of peoples lives.
    As long as Moses kept his hands up the Nation of Israel was winning the battle.
    Bring the restoration Lord.
    I submit to God, and resist the devil. By God’s word, the devil must flee.
  • May 6, 2018Five Yokes the Anointing will Break in Your Life
    May 6, 2018
    Five Yokes the Anointing will Break in Your Life
    God nearly always brings the blessed answer to prayer Just In Time.
     
    Luke 4:14-21
     
    If our liberty in Christ is going to be a realty in life, we will need to learn to walk in the continued freedom of Christ, independent of anyone else we know.
     
    There is a shaking taking place.
    Many walk in bondage and captivity because we are not desperate to be set free. You must yearn in your spirit to be free. Only you can decide for yourself to allow God to work in you heart and change your life. Until you decide for yourself that you want to be free, no-one else can do that for you, and yet it takes the power of God to get you out of bondage.
    Zach 4:6
     
    There is some work for you to do and the Holy Spirit will help you break the yoke of bondage.
     
    There is a devil who seeks to steal, kill and destroy you. The devil works primarily through bondage and captivity.
     
    God has deliverance for you.
    27And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] his burden shall be taken
    away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed
    because of the anointing. —Isaiah 10:27
     
    Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.—Matthew 11:29 New Living Translation
     
    10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might
    have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. —John 10:10
     
    Five Yokes the Anointing will Break in Your Life
     
    18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the
    poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
    recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
    19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to
    the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on
    him. 21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. —Luke 4:18
     
    1) Those who are poor — God wants to be your provision. 
    Jesus has come to give you understanding, to meet all you needs.
    2) To heal the broken hearted. Some have deep wounds in your heart from people rejecting you.
    Jesus can bring healing to your heart.
    3) Liberty to the captives. 
     
    1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again
    with the yoke of bondage.—Galatians 5:1
    As a young man my pastor told me he knew I was struggling with tobacco addiction. He said that he was waiting to use me and he was praying for me. There was no condemnation in his tone.
     
    I was 17 years old living on my own and my dad helped me buy a home.
    Then when the new pastor came to town he needed a place to stay. My mom asked to come stay with parents and to let the pastor live in the house. The Hungarian pastor’s wife anointed the house with oil and she would invite me over to my own house for a meal and fun time. God used that relationship to bring me to restoring the relationship with Jesus and to break every bondage in my life.
     
    5But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
    of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. —Isaiah 53:5
     
    27And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] his burden shall be taken
    away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed
    because of the anointing. —Isaiah 10:27
    Anointing word here is “Shamen” - to become fat or enlarged. This enlarging of the anointing is to big for the yoke of bondage.
  • Apr 29, 2018Guard the Anointing of the Holy Spirit
    Apr 29, 2018
    Guard the Anointing of the Holy Spirit
    God can use you. You are chosen and you are anointed.
    Jeremiah 28:11
    Ephesians 1:17
     
    Wednesday night School of the Spirit will be meeting in room across from Coffee Grounds Lounge
     
    Lisa brought over a meal with instructions to cook for a specific amount of time. It was delicious. The study of God’s word is like that.
     
    Last week we studied the anointing of God
    John 15:15-16 Jesus called us friends. I chose you and appointed you.
    2 Corinthians 1:1-22 Now God… put His Spirit in our hearts.
     
    God wants to work through us by the Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 10:8 Go and heal the sick… freely give.
     
    Without the anointing, we can not accomplish the purpose of God.
     
    Every day churches are closing more than in history.
    Without the Spirit of God, we can change nothing in the world nor in our own life.
     
    Jeremiah 29:11
     
    We need to enablement anointing of the Spirit of God to reach others.
     
    The last days will be full of challenges.
    Your flesh will draw you back into the things of the world.
    Greater is He that is in us.
     
    Guard the anointing in your life
    Deny other peoples negative mentality
    Have you ever live near a highway and gotten irritated about people throwing their trash in your car?
    Have you had a co-worker who is negative about the company?
     
    John — When I get to heaven, I will be like Jesus. 
     
    I refuse to make negative comments about my church family and pastor.
     
    1) Do not allow people to pull you into negative thoughts.
     
    2) Don’t allow bitterness and un-forgiveness offend you. Let it go.
    How many times should you forgive. (70 x 7)
     
    3) Do not take vengeance, leave room for God’s wrath.
    Romans 12:19
     
    I got out of North Central College in 1985, and to a job as pastor of a church
    We had a boy distracting others in kids church so we told Mom to keep the boy with her for a two weeks. The mother became upset about that and she shared her disgruntlement with a friend. The friend went on to say a bunch of negative things. 
    When that mother was in the hospital with a brain disease, God prompted me to see her in the hospital. One side of her face was limp and she could not speak but she had a tear in her eye, and God used that moment to bring emotional healing and she completely recovered physically also.
     
    Don’t take vengeance, leave room for God to act.
     
    Guard your anointing by knowing that God has a plan for your life.
    You are not in your workplace by accident. 
    When looking for a job position, do not let the qualification requirements prevent you from applying.
     
    The steps of righteous people are ordered by the Lord. Through that job, God used us. It happened because we were sensitive to the anointing, and the Spirit of God gave me wisdom in answering the interview questions. 
    15-17 Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
    1 John 2:15-17 (message bible) 
     
    The enemy wants to get into your head. The anointing of God protects us from that.
    Worship and prayer keeps us in the presence of God.
     
    27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
    Isaiah 10:27