The best way for us to start making disciples is for people to see the change in us. The greatest miracle the world can see is the evidence of a renewed mind. We need to live up to what we’ve already attained. So we’re going to look at how to Embrace our Identity and live out of who God says we are.
You know when winter comes in at likes to make a point of it, right? We got up substantial amount of snow out there today and you guys still managed to Brave the would we get 6 in? anybody know all I know is it’s yeah, we got some snow but it is it’s a good thing in Canada to know that even when we have snow. It doesn’t go to sleep. Right. God doesn’t hibernate God doesn’t hold back and God doesn’t say okay. It’s a snow day. I’m just going to skip today. No. God is always here and he’s not held back by the things I might limit us to day progresses is more of a style that I want to lead you but I want to come to start sharing more from what I really feel in my heart. Not necessarily just prepared notes but really having an environment where we love the Holy Spirit just to speak what he wants to speak in that season in that moment. So today we want to continue our series on the kingdom way. How many have been here for the last 6 weeks anyone?
Something that is not a fly-by- night thing is not just something that we put on. The last minute is something that is as leadership. We’ve been planning this for years now literally and sweet condensed this into a 9-week process. Where as we’ve been going through this for like this is just like top-heavy. This is just kind of picking off of mountain tops. So it’s really kind of led me to a decision that I think in the New Year. We’re going to take each one of these and we’re going to break them down even more. We’re going to show you how that detailed. The premise of this is is to love God to love people and make disciples. Those are the three things I believe are foundational and Monumental to being a Christian. In any ERA this isn’t some new thing that God put out. This is something that he has said this is how I want you to do. This is what I want you to do. Now we spent the first three weeks talking about loving God. What does it mean to love God? Next last three weeks we spent on how do you love people? Today and for the next two weeks after we’re going to focus in on what it means and how to make disciples. Now this to me is pivotal in it. For those of you who’ve been around you. I’ve shared with you the vision that I had that really put me on this this path. It was very powerful and very eye-opening and it made me really kind of consider that as a church.
We do a good job at playing Church. But we actually do not do a good job of being the church. And that really kind of heavy on my heart. Like when we talk about discipleship. It really is foundational to everything that we do as a body of Christ. And unfortunately, the modern church has relegated discipleship down to like a 6 week course, you know, you know, you take a 6 week course. At the end if you’ve attended all of them, you got a little certificate says yeah. I’ve been discipled and some church even maybe have a discipleship class number to where they take you even more deeper. But when we look at the model that Jesus put forth and we look at how he did it the way that Jesus made disciples was not some six-week seminar. Jesus was the greatest disciple maker to ever live everybody agree with that. We’re on the same page. Jesus took three years 24/7 to instill in his disciples everything that they needed to know. It wasn’t just okay. Let’s gather went get Once once a week and no they were together 24/7. And even being at that rate of 24/7 of Jesus the greatest teacher of ever. He still only managed to turn 11 of the 12 disciples.
When we look at that we look at Jesus being the greatest. Go to really question. What is it that he is calling us to do and I know for a big part A lot of people don’t even in the in the modern Church. Don’t even look at discipleship is being something that they need to do. They look at something or that’s the pastor’s job or that’s the decal shop where that’s the leadership job. It’s not my job. I want to tell you that that is nothing more than a lie from the enemy. You see each and every one of us if you call yourself a Christian you are called to make disciples. Not your own disciples not for people to follow after you. But you are to teach them what you know, you are to teach them what you have already learned and incidentally that’s how the church has survived for 2,000 years. The reason why the church has survived for 2,000 years is because individuals disciple other individuals. Spell quite frankly admit this the modern church has done a terrible job discipling people. We really have. Some of you out there may have been a Christian for many many years and you don’t feel like you’ve been discipled. You just feel like you’re going through the process and in the fact is well. Let me see this. I heard this stats from Shawn bolz and encouraged me that the same time made me wonder you said this is if you’ve attended church for 2 years. You’ve received more training than any Seminary Student in the 50s and 60s. Think about that. Just by attending church for two years. You’ve probably learnt more than the average Seminary Student. So a simulator student somebody who went to college University in order to become a pastor or leader or teacher something like that. You have learned more in two years coming to church on Sunday morning and they knew in the 60s and 70s.
That’s a very interesting stat, and it tells me.
That is just not information that’s required. It’s not just teaching them what you know. That’s a big part of it. Jesus said that teach them what you know. But that’s only one part of it. The other part is to do life together. Unfortunately, that’s something that we have forgotten how to do. It’s something that kind of has laid on the background and other Generations did it because they were completely Reliant upon each other for survival. Just think of this when you go to go back to when the kind of moved into Elberta re-imagined the wagon trains coming in and people moving in everything. They did they were lying upon their neighbors for their very survival. Nobody could go out on their own if they did it was amazing if they could survive but anybody who went out really needed people around them to survive but what has happened over the last few Generations is we’ve all become more independent of each other. We’ve all kind of taking this position that you know, what I don’t need you because I can do this myself. I can learn this myself. I can do this myself and as a result Community has really broken down. Because we have not seen the need for it. But I want to tell you the need for Community is greater now than it’s ever been before because the task before us is greater than the task. We used to have and the time we have to do it is shorter than we used to have. So it’s important that we look at each other and say okay. We need to find Community. We need to be a part of it community that brings us to the third part of. Does the kingdom way? And that’s what we are called to make disciples. Discipleship should be done in community discipleship should be done by having relationship with others. We put this proposal forward in the past and we want to keep re-entering it. You really should have three people in your life that you were building relationships with K. And I’m not talking about your family members. I’m not talking about your kids. I’m talking about on this on a spiritual level one of these people should be somebody in this church K somebody that you’re you’re in a relationship with because we are in this church together the Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit each one of us in the body of Christ as he chooses. So you’re not here by accident. You’re actually here by Divine appointment and of God put you here. It’s because he wants you to be in a relationship with other people. He was put here. So it’s important that you find those relationships you build those relationships you invest in those relationships. The other person you should work on his somebody that God has put on your heart to pray for somebody outside of the church maybe in a different community group maybe in a work environment something like that. The third person to talk was just somebody who got highlights. Somebody who got points Otis’s. Hey, if this is a person that I want you to Dustin, these are the three people that we want to encourage you to be making relationships with The unfortunate part is because the church has done a lousy job discipleship and I can say this because I was responsible for discipleship in the church for many many years. I was the one I created programs. I created I have binders and binders of information that I created on how to disciple people. Guess what? I kind of threw it all out. Because we don’t need more information. We need more relationship. Okay. That’s the aspect of it and the idea and the notion that we can still allow somebody to stand in the front and two disciple people from this. It just doesn’t work on a certain level. But in this level we are more General when we speak were talking about generalities, but when you get into a conversation with someone you get very more much more specific you can actually talk about the things that are on your heart. You can actually get their suggestion get their input get their their design. So when were talking about making a disciple it’s something that each and every one of you is capable of doing Because the only requirements is this number one. You teach them what you know. You don’t have to teach them what you don’t know. right everybody agree with that. We have a lot of people teaching things. They don’t know today is very evident. Teaching like you go on what she seems like you have no clue what you’re talking about. Why are you teaching us? You don’t have to do that. All you have to do is teach what you know teach what you learn? It’s it’s like if I was to ask you what part of my sermons do you remember? Most of you would not remember the points you not remember the Bible verses is citations. Probably the most things that you guys remember are the stories that I tell correct. You’re all in agreement. Why because you can relate to them the same thing is true when your discipling somebody else’s you share your story with them. And who knows your story better than you? Got a question. But you know your story so you have the ability to make disciples. Not only do you have the ability you have the command of Jesus telling you to make disciples now to get into this first step that was kind of an overview of what the next 3 weeks will douche for the first step of making disciples. Is actually to know your identity.
to know your identity Who You Are You cannot go about teaching someone how to follow what God has taught you without first knowing who you are. There’s two components of this number one is knowing who you are so that you know who you are and you can work within that number two is not being able to teach others who they are.
Tomorrow I’m going to start with a simple question. What are you worth?
What are you worth?
To a chemist you worth about a hundred sixty bucks.
Doesn’t feel very good. Does it if you take all the elements in your body break them down sell them you worth about a hundred sixty bucks. Doesn’t feel good doesn’t know what about a financial planner. financial planner Euro 2.3 million dollars That’s what the average Canadian can earn over. Their entire. Lifetime is around 2.3 million feel a little bit better. What about that to the black market dealer? Don’t ask me how I got this information.
But if they sell your body parts on the black market you are worth about 45 million dollars. Make you feel pretty good now. Alright the prom without you’re all dead. But those who know you you are priceless. Those who love you you are priceless.
You see the value we place on ourselves pales in comparison to the value that God places on us. Psalms 139:13 says David tells us that you knew was from the very beginning you formed my inward Parts. You needed me together in my mother’s womb I praise you for I was fearfully and wonderfully made.
You see your value is not based on your looks your value is not even based on your wealth of your education or even your talents and your abilities. It’s based on the one who created you. Your value is based on a price that she’s a set for you.
Now we have this issue.
Is a lot of Christians have a very low opinion of themselves.
Wee bit wears a badge of honor. Saying I am humble. Humility should never degrade the value of the person. Let me see that again. Humility will never degrade or devalue the person. Humility rather is seeing what is good and giving credit to the one who deserves it. Humility is saying you know what I can do this because Jesus equipped me to do it. That’s that’s what humility is is not saying. Oh, I can’t do that. I’m not capable of that. That’s not humility. That’s depression. That’s that’s sad. That’s that’s of the enemy. Rather giving the glory to the one who deserves it shows true humility and see Jesus. Never put himself down. Do you see that anywhere in scripture where Jesus put himself down? No, never put himself down. But what did he do? He’s always reflected what he did to Lori back to the father. Now, would you say anybody was more humble than Jesus? No, sew so let’s get this idea out that we can put ourselves down to make him feel good now think about this. God created you God Made You how do you think it makes God feel when you devalue yourself? when you think you’re not as good as you want to be
How does that make you how do you think God feels weird that he’s the one who made you and God doesn’t make junk. so let’s just office start get to this this notion that putting ourselves down does nothing but serve the purposes of the enemy k
Let us understand that he came to steal kill and destroy. And his biggest target is yourself and his biggest weapon. He uses against you is yourself. So let’s not go that but but what is the value of something?
To really understand the value of something you have to understand the concept of what somebody’s willing to pay for it. If you walk into a auction and you see this painting on the wall, and you pull up the little brochure and it says this painting is valued at 1.1 million dollars. Is it worth 1.1 million dollars?
Well, it’s just a painting. That’s a Candice got some paint on it took a person may be a few hours it would it be worth 1.1 million. We don’t know. The value of that painting is determined by what somebody is willing to pay for it. Everyone agrees with that if somebody comes in and offers fifty bucks to the painting, do they get it? No, the one who offers the most for that painting gets the painting the one who offers the most is the one who sets the value of the painting everybody with me on that, right? You can’t go into an auction and bid fifty bucks and expect to get it. It’s the one who bought bits highest will actually get it. So then let me ask you this question again.
What are you worth?
Who was willing to pay the most for you?
Jesus and what did he pay? his life
But that’s soaking for a second. Look at soak in. the your value
equates Did Jesus is life?
That’s you just blow your mind.
Think about that. What right do you have to put yourself down if that’s what he thinks of you if that’s what he’s willing to do if that’s a price. He’s willing to pay for you. What business do we have of degrading ourselves are putting themselves down?
We don’t we don’t we don’t we shunned.
The ones paying the most is the one who gets to set the value.
So there’s there’s a different aspects to understanding your identity. And sometimes we can go down these paths that aren’t the most helpful. You want to know who you are? What are you good at? What do you like to do? What do your friends say about you? What have you done in the past? What are your dreams for the future?
How do you describe yourself in your your work and your relationships? You can ask these questions about yourself. And you can get a good idea of who you are.
But I want to tell you that that’s not really good enough.
Your identity doesn’t come despite what our culture thinks your identity does not come by what you think of yourself?
Of what you’re capable of doing. What are your actions? Rather your identity comes from the one who created you. So if you really want to know your identity. You got to know what Jesus thinks about you. Not what you think about yourself? Not what you plan to see I can call myself a husband. I can call myself a father. I can call myself a son or a brother and Uncle even a pastor. The problem with calling me any of those things is those are temporary placeholders. Was I always a father? No, I didn’t become a father till I had kids was I always a husband I didn’t become a husband until I got married. Those things had fine. It’s starting point places. Can I get my identity for being a pastor? Well what happens if I stop being a pastor someday does my identity change? You see we have this this notion or this thought that our identity comes from what we do. And that is completely wrong. rather our identity comes from Who We Are and who we are is tied back to who created us.
You don’t want to have a chance to have your identity in Jeopardy because your situation could change. There’s something in our culture that many people go through is called a midlife crisis. Why? Because their identity is bounded and things that change your identity can conform to the situation. They find themselves in and that can be okay when things are going good when you got a good job when you got a raise when your family life is good life can be good. But what happens when you have trouble in your family what happens if you lose your job what happens if things go wrong? Does that change who you are? It does for most people because their identity is rooted in what they do. But if we can root our identity in a Solid Source in for instance what Jesus thinks about us? There’s a great advantage to this why. Because Jesus is unchangeable.
God cannot change Got you, don’t love you anymore or any less?
We don’t want that.
His love for you cannot change it. So it’s better for us to base or identity on what God thinks of us rather than what we think of ourselves or what other people think of us. Know what are the best tools we have for this is Neil. Anderson is put out the steps to freedom in Christ. I encourage everyone to get to go through this. We have a thing on our website and go to my keep WC. CA can go through that looking at your identity will go through this again, but I wanted to stay there now just so you can get this fresh in your mind and you can download this whole issue cash. You personalize it right? You can put your name in there and it’ll give you a report of your name put in all the scriptures and you can actually personalized and read it. I would encourage everyone to do that. Make this a part of your your life. So Who are you in Christ? What is your identity in Christ?
In Christ, I am completely accepted. God says in John 1:12 But I am a child of God. That does not change. You are a child of God. John 15:15 I am Christ’s friend. You know we sing the song. I’m A Friend Of God, it’s not just lyrics on a song. It’s actually part of your identity. It’s part of Who You Are.
John Romans 5:1 I’ve been Justified.
What does it mean to be justified? Will justify comes from the root word of Justice right to be made just to be made right? How many of you made a mistake in your life don’t put up your hand cuz we don’t have to put up our hands.
And we can feel guilty over these mistakes and feel that we are nothing because of things we have done in the past. But the fact is as a Believer as someone who has received the Forgiveness of Jesus Christ. You have been Justified. When God looks at you, he does not see the mistakes you’ve made he does not see your feelings. He looks at You Through The Eyes of Jesus and only sees his his successes.
You have been Justified.
You know. No, that’s getting to that on the next one. 1st Corinthians 6:17. I am United with the Lord and I am one with him in spirit. I am one spirit with him. You are not alone you are not by yourself you are actually United with Christ
Now this is something that’s very important to understand.
I talked about this before but let’s just through this again. We are Body Soul and Spirit everyone remembers you remember that right? We have a body but we are a soul and a spirit. the problem is Is that when we are born? Our body Comes Alive our soul is alive. But her spirit is actually dead. When’s the key is went to Jesus and Jesus says You must be born again and he didn’t secure cuz you see what needs to be born again is not your physical body. Don’t even your soul is actually your spirit that needs to be born again. Why does it need to be born again? Because it was born dead.
When the Holy Spirit comes in and you and your saved your spirit actually comes alive because the spirit of God comes in and build you and recreate you and reforms you and makes your spirit alive.
Think about that for a minute. You know when you accepted Christ you got to change within you.
the best way to describe that change according to the Bible Is your spirit came alive? It was dead, but it came alive. The other side of this is to understand it when people you’re dealing with. Do not know Jesus as their savior.
They’re walking around in complete. They are walking around with a dead spirit inside of them. So when you look at somebody new explain something to them and it just the 747 over their head, they don’t understand. There’s a reason why they don’t understand. Because the spirit in them is dead. The spirit and them can only come alive when the Holy Spirit comes in and reverse them.
1st Corinthians 6 19 and 20 I’ve been bought with a price I belong to God.
You belong to God now. There’s two ways of looking this number one. God owns me. He’s my master. I’m supposed to do what he wants me to do. Okay, he paid the price. the other way of looking at this is I no longer live to this belong to this world. I no longer belong to the enemy. If I don’t belong to the enemy, he has no power no control North or D over me.
Can I make you feel good, right? There’s or there’s two big bonuses to this. 1st Corinthians, 12:27 I am a member of Christ’s body. Each and every one of us as a believer.
we have a place we have something to fulfill we have something to do that. Nobody else in the world can do cuz you alone or that part of the body. And everyone who was a Believer who accepts Christ forgiveness is part of the body of Christ. Ephesians 1:1
I am a saint a Holy One. Everybody say that I’m a saint a Holy One. How does it feel when you say that? She kind of Miami same time. Oh, holy one now.
Something should rise up within you. You are a saint not because of anything you’ve done. Because of what everything that Jesus has done. Remember when God looks at you. He doesn’t see any of your mistakes because all your past present and future sins are under the blood of Christ. Think about this for a second. Jesus has forgiven you for things that you haven’t even done yet.
Wow. That deserves a wow. Okay, he’s forgiven you for things you haven’t even done yet. So this idea that you have to appease him know you just got to let him. Love you.
Ephesians 1:5 I’ve been adopted as God’s child. You know. This is where some of us kind of get hung up on this. And it’s important that we get that the right perspective.
You’ve been adopted in.
You are a child of God. Now Jesus also called himself the son of God. Does that mean we are the sons and daughters of God as well?
Yes, it does. What does that make Jesus? Well in one perspective he is God, but in other perspective he’s also a brother.
Joint heirs with Christ is the way the Paul says it.
Ephesians 2:18 I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit.
You can go directly to God. There’s nothing holding you back from going directly to God and speaking with him and hearing him speak to you. We have direct access. We don’t have to go through a mediator because we already have our mediator who’s our mediator Jesus. Jesus is our mediator. He’s the one who already provided us access to God.
Colossians 1:14, I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins say all my sins. K regine’s means paid-for bought out forgiving we know what that means. every sin you have or are or will commit you’ve already been forgiven for does that give us license to go and see all we want?
No, it does not give us access to go and sin because Jesus she says do we go and send it over more and more because we be trampling over the Cross of Christ. Okay, you don’t keep going out and doing and you don’t want to keep going out because He died on the cross so that you wouldn’t have to keep suffering the consequences of sin. But if you keep committing those sins the consequences still stay very real and in your face.
Colossians 2:10 I am complete in Christ.
I am complete in Christ. You don’t have any needs, but I do need to know you don’t.
You don’t have any shortcomings or failings know you don’t who’s right. You were the Bible have this debate right now have this argument? Okay. Who’s your right the Bible or me, right? Yeah, I have black I have no you don’t.
You are complete in Christ. You’re not missing anything. You’re not lacking anything.
You have everything you need because of Christ. And sometimes it takes getting that Knowledge from here to hear what action causes our circumstances to change not just the head knowledge, but actually a heart knowledge.
In Christ, I am totally secure. God says that in Romans 8 1 and 2. I am free forever from condemnation. Never again. Will you be condemned?
So anytime you’re condemning yourself with thoughts that’s not coming from you. But I’ll tell you who it’s coming from you get three guesses and the first two don’t count. Write the sea enemy. He’s the only one who will try to condemn you.
Thank you, Lord.
Romans 8:28 says I am sure. All things work together for good. all things not some things all things, but what if it’s really bad God just gets more Glory from it. Write the word of God says all things work together for good. Does that mean all things are good? No. But I mean, she works all things to good means he can take the worst and make it into the best and God really good at doing that.
Romans 8:35 239 I cannot be separated from the love of God.
It is not possible. For you or me to be separated from God’s love.
I have been established anointed and sealed by God libyans 1/6 says I am confident that the good work. God has begun in me will be perfected. How many of you are perfect?
How many people are being perfected? There you go important to look at this. We are not perfect. We make mistakes, but we are in the process of being perfected. And it’s God doing it through us. And it’s not like God comes in with a sledgehammer and fixes everything in one moment. God is very gracious and gentle and will deal with you on issues as you are ready to deal with them. KC wolf Quietly urge you and holy spirit is just perfect to doing this. She will not you into can’t you know, you got to deal with this issue. I don’t have an issue with that know you got to do got to do with that. Maybe I do have an issue with that.
It’s the way the Holy Spirit Works within us. And he won’t quit. He won’t end he won’t give up on you halfway through you will keep working and working. Philippians 3:20 I am a citizen of Heaven. You know, the funny thing with this one.
I love Canada. I love being a Canadian.
But that’s not my first level. My citizenship belongs to heaven.
So yes, things can happen in this country, which I don’t like. But I have a home in heaven that is going to blow away anything that happens on this Earth. And I Belong To Heaven. That’s where my citizenship is. Now I might have a secondary one here in Canada, but my primary citizenship is in heaven.
Colossians 3:3, I’m hidden with Christ in God.
2nd Timothy 1:7. I’m not beginning have been not given a spirit of fear. But of power love and a sound mind.
We do not need to be afraid of anything. Think about that. We don’t need to have fear in anything.
God tells us if we fear him but that’s more talkin. That’s not an Athena afraid. That’s an honor of respect that’s holding him in the place that he belongs. But we don’t need to be fearful of anything this world can do.
Because we have power and love and a sound mind.
Remember that Hebrews 4:6 I can find grace and mercy to help in times of need.
1st John 5:18. I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.
You know some Christians who are well-meaning.
They’re always fearful, but the enemy can do to them. They’re always talking about the attacks of the enemy. Who the enemy can do this soon as I’ve said this before? The enemy can only do what you allow him to do. K the only Power the enemy has over you is a power that you give him. When you believe his lies when you believe his is a temps, that’s when he has power and authority over you. But if you don’t believe the lies of the enemy he has no power over you.
I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.
Okay. Sometimes you got to remember what Jesus said. Get behind me Satan.
He doesn’t belong in front of you. He doesn’t belong in a place where he has your attention. He belongs in the little off to the corner where you can’t affect you. That’s his place. Don’t give him a better one. In Christ, I’m deeply significant. God says that in Matthew 5 13 and 14. I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world. That should puppy up for a little bit, right? Yeah, I’m the salt of the earth and the light of the world makes you feel good. If it’s Christ through you I will John 15:1 and 5 says I am the branch of the True Vine a channel. of his life John 15:6, I’ve been chosen and appointed by God to bear fruit. And what is that fruit for that?
I am a personal Spirit empowered witness of Christ in Acts, 1:8.
When God calls you to share your story with someone. You don’t need to be afraid that what am I going to say? What you’re going to say exactly what God wants you to say even if you don’t think it’s the right thing you’re going to say what he want you to say because you are empowered by the spirit of God to witness. for Christ he’s empowered you to do that Empower you to see the things you need to say and he will equip you to do that.
1st Corinthians, 3:16 I am a temple of God. Now if you ever do a study in the Old Testament of the old tap Temple and Tabernacle, you see how much detail God put into them designing it he gave them very explicit instruction step-by-step of all the things that should take place inside his Temple so that they could come in and be in his presence. Well, guess what?
We are now the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
your body who you are is now the Temple of the holy spirit is not needed that we build a tent out there for him or Tabernacle or we don’t have to do those things for those because he comes any dwells inside of us.
2nd Corinthians 5 17-21. I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Your job should you choose to accept it is to reconcile people to their God. Bring them back into relationship with their God. That’s your job. That’s what you’ve been called to do.
2nd Corinthians 6:1 I am God’s coworker. You have a job to do it’s not just all vacations and enjoying things. You actually have a job to do in the kingdom of God that he is calling you to do and you are a co-worker with God. He’s going to work alongside of you, but he’s not going to sit down and do all the work while he’s not going to have you do all the work while you just sit down with your legs up in an easy chair and just relaxing right guy go do that. Now. It’s a cold labor. We work together hand-in-hand step in step. Ephesians 2:6. I’m seated with Christ in the Heavenly realms.
Ephesians 2:10 I am God’s workmanship created for good works. Ephesians 3:12 I may approach god with freedom and confidence. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Now as we’re going through these what what statements do don’t you what what statements gave you a emotional response where there was just something in it that the change when you heard those I would encourage you to go through these lists again. There will be some same and so you read anything. I don’t that I don’t agree with that. Doesn’t fit with me. Well, then you have to make that decision. Who’s right you or the Bible? Okay, that’s the issue. You have to come to the conclusion of I would highly recommend you throw your own belief system and go with what the Bible says. I think it would be better for you. I really think it would. But if there are one of the things I’ve done with a lot of individuals to take this list and read through it every single day go through it every single day go through a read-through and make sure that it’s it’s part of your being make sure it’s part of your ear your livelihood. One of the things you can do is And I have talked about this but you can go to Kingdom way. CA and I want to just kind of skip to that part.
My kid a b c. CA you then collect on my identity. We have a little button on there that says my identity you click on that it’ll take you to a place where you can put in your name and it’ll show you all these verses in there. Put your name into those verses you can print it off put it on your calendar put it on your wall put it on your fridge put it on you mirror. Put it somewhere where you see it on a regular basis and go through it. And if you come across something that is a little bit more impactful than something else spend more time on it asked God when you read that to God help me help me to realize is truth in my life. You see it’s it’s a long 8 inches from your brain to your heart. And for a lot of us, we have these verses in our brain there in our head. But they got to get down into our soul. They got to get down into our spirit so that we accept them for the true that they are because that’s the point at which this truth becomes a real reality in your life. It’s not simply having the belief in your head. So I memorized all these verses I’m good to go. No, it’s a transference when it comes from your head knowledge into your heart knowledge. And that’s when you will actually see change take place and this sometimes can happen instantly. Sometimes it’s a process of fighting the battles. So when you’re reading something and it says, yeah, I don’t really agree with that, but I’m going to choose to believe it. That’s the beginning of a process when you replacing the the strongholds. The enemy has put in your life with the truth of God’s word. They will tear down any stronghold. We’re going to have a praise team come up at this time and then lead us into a time of worship and as we’re doing this. Just ask Holy Spirit to speak his truth to you. Ask the Holy Spirit to point out areas of in your life where you’ve you’ve given ground to the enemy where you’ve you’ve accepted the lies of the enemy and they’ve sculpted you and they’ve they’ve changed the way you perceive life or the the way you act the way you respond. instead Allow the Holy Spirit. To just root those things out. And the only way to root out Ally is to face it with the truth. So have the truth of God’s word leading you through.
Holy Spirit, we ask you right now in this moment. to come into this place in a way that you’ve never displayed before any of us.
Holy Spirit, we ask you to come in and point out the lies that we have believed.
and God Holy Spirit replace those lies with the truth of the word of God.
We don’t want to believe anything the enemy says anymore. We don’t want to believe anything they say because everything the enemy says just leads to death and destruction.
But God if we believe what you say it leads to life and life to the fullest.
So Lord during this time just seal it in our hearts. Let us hear clearly from you the areas that we’ve given ground to the enemy.
And father carry out your will in this place in this house in this Tabernacle right now. in Jesus name