- Word Dwelling in us.
John 15: 6, 7, 8 “Anyone who doesn’t remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want and it will be granted. When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. this brings great glory to my Father”
Three things I want in my life.
- Bear much fruit
- Show we are true disciples
- Bring glory to my father.
in order for this to happen, we need to word of god to dwell inside of us.
More than just read your bible more.
2. Bat Kol
Bat Kol = echo rather than direct communication.
Root of this? Exodus 20: 19 – 21 we prefer to stand at a distance and have someone else speak for God to us.
WARNING: If the only word we get is filtered through another teacher, we are falling short of what God has for us and we will wander away from the experience we have with Him.
John 12: 27 – 30 The people heard Bat Kol and misunderstood it while Jesus mentioned that he did not need to hear this voice WHY? He had direct communication with the Father.
3. Clash of wills.
I am troubled but it is for this reason that I came. Glorify your name.
One of the reasons to produce fruit is to bring glory to the Father.
I have and I will again.
Glorify is the working out of God’s will in our lives. (Sanctification)
- While Jesus here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings with a loud cry and tears to the one who could rescue him from death. And god heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. Hebrews 5: 7
- Disciples heard him crying out for another avenue, but in the end it was not my will but your will.
Pray and don’t get what I ask for. My will lining up with God’s will.
EXAMPLE: couple of weeks ago a lame man asked Peter and John for money and they did not answer that request, They had something different in store for them.
Prei = around
Khoreia Rotation or dance.
The God Dance
There is a dance that is happening as God is moving and we need to line up with what he is doing in the world. (Listen to Wednesday Nights message)
EXAMPLE: Dance in front of people
Dance only one leader so we need to make room for God in our lives.
5. The Open Heaven
People heard a crack of thunder
Matthew 27: 51curtain tore, Rocks split, SAME WORD
Mark 1: 10 Heaven opened up the Spirit descended like a dove and God spoke
Violent breaking open of heaven over our lives. He can break through any lies, hardness of heart. Spiritual attack.
Word of God is living, Active, Sharper than any two edged sword. Hebrews 4: 12
EXAMPLE: Focus on the Spirit rather than how we walk.
Singular focused Doves eyes are focused on us.
EXAMPLE: hand ball expert with one focus instead of having to make that choice.