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Mar 29, 2020
Unless I Had Believed
Series: General
Psalm 27 (v. 13-14),16:8; Romans 5:18,11:16
- David had confidence because of his hope in God.
- David is talking about believing to see.
- Believing can help us to receive.
- The enemy wants to deceive us from believing.  Believing is power.
- A person who believes can't be moved.
- Believing comes first.
- We have to believe in the face of the trouble - whatever it is.
- Believing comes in advance. Knowing comes afterwards.
- If you can see the goodness of God in the land of the living, we will outlive our challenges.
- It's the strength of our belief that we overcome.
- David said, "I had fainted" what do you say?  
- There's different ways of waiting. Don't just wait on God, wait in faith.
- If we wait in expectation, God will strengthen our heart.
- Stand waiting. Believing to see the goodness of the Lord.
- No matter what we are going through, there is somebody worse off than you. Remember that as ambassadors of Chust.
- We can be the example of God's goodness in the land of the living that someone needs to see.
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  • Mar 29, 2020Unless I Had Believed
    Mar 29, 2020
    Unless I Had Believed
    Series: General
    Psalm 27 (v. 13-14),16:8; Romans 5:18,11:16
    - David had confidence because of his hope in God.
    - David is talking about believing to see.
    - Believing can help us to receive.
    - The enemy wants to deceive us from believing.  Believing is power.
    - A person who believes can't be moved.
    - Believing comes first.
    - We have to believe in the face of the trouble - whatever it is.
    - Believing comes in advance. Knowing comes afterwards.
    - If you can see the goodness of God in the land of the living, we will outlive our challenges.
    - It's the strength of our belief that we overcome.
    - David said, "I had fainted" what do you say?  
    - There's different ways of waiting. Don't just wait on God, wait in faith.
    - If we wait in expectation, God will strengthen our heart.
    - Stand waiting. Believing to see the goodness of the Lord.
    - No matter what we are going through, there is somebody worse off than you. Remember that as ambassadors of Chust.
    - We can be the example of God's goodness in the land of the living that someone needs to see.
  • Mar 22, 2020Stay Focused
    Mar 22, 2020
    Stay Focused
    Series: General
    2 Chronicles 20:3-12,14-22
    - This disease can cause us dis-ease.  Stay focused. Don't let it.
    - Don't saturate yourself with the news.
    - Don't be distracted by what is going on.
    - In addition to the distraction, we also have idleness.
    - Peter was overcoming storms because he kept his eyes on Jesus.
    - Distractions, uncertainty and idleness will take our focus off of God.
    - We have no power against the virus.
    - When we don't have power, when we don't know what to do - we have to stay focused on God.
    - We have to be still and know God. We cannot know God if our hearts and minds are racing 1000 miles an hour.
    - The people of God got the victory because they kept their focus.
     
    How to keep our focus
    1- Keep looking to God. (Psalm 121:-2, 123:1-2, 25:15)
    - Avoid looking at things that won't help you. (Psalm 101:3,119:37)
    - Faith will get us through this.
    - Faith will allow us to hold on until God's mercy steps in. (Hebrews 3:1)
    2 - Guard your heart. (John 14:1, Proverbs 4:23, Psalm 112:1, 4-8)
    - When we guard our heart, and our heart is fixed on God, even bad news doesn't move us.
    3- Remember God loves you. (Psalm 91:14-16)
    - God makes a promise to those who love Him.
    - Because you focus on Him, remain focused on Him, He will deliver you.
  • Mar 15, 2020The Report of the Lord
    Mar 15, 2020
    The Report of the Lord
    Series: General
    Isaiah 53:1,43:6-7; Numbers 13:26-32,14:11-23,36-37; Psalm 106:24; Hebrews 10:36-39; Philippians 4:8; 2 Kings 7:1-2,16-20; Joshua 3:17-4:1; 5:2-5
    - The report that the spies gave was an evil report. Any report that contradicts the Word of God is an evil report. God sees an evil report as slander.
    - In critical times God will not wink at our sin.
    - God created us to give Him. glory. We cannot do that if we are giving evil reports.
    - By giving an evil report, it showed that they did not believe Him.
    - An evil report is evident of disbelief.
    - God takes no pleasure in those who turn away.
    - If we take a good report and turn it into an evil report, we bring upon our own destruction.
    - We spend too much time thinking and meditating on the report of the world, report of the doctor, but not enough time speaking and meditating on the report of the Lord.
    - The blessed man spends time meditating on the Word of the Lord.
    - The arm of the Lord is the power of the Lord.
    - The power of the Lord is revealed to those who believe the report of the Lord.
    - If we do not believe the report of the Lord we will not see God's power.
    - An officer died because he did not believe the report of the Lord.
    - Some of our blessings are on delay because we do not believe the report of the Lord.
    - If we are going to go from the wilderness into our promise, we are going to have to pass clean. Believing the report of the Lord.
    - The old man cannot come and be in the promised land.
  • Mar 8, 2020He Restores Our Soul
    Mar 8, 2020
    He Restores Our Soul
    Series: General
    Psalm 23,19:7,92:12-14; Matthew 11:28-30
    - God is our Shepherd. And He is our Host. We are honored guests at His table.
    - As children of God, we are entitled. Not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus has done.
    - When we don't know what to pray we can certainly pray the Bible, Psalm 23, Psalm 91.
    - We need spiritual restoration, God does it. 
    - Rest and doing nothing are not the equivalent.
    - We cannot restore ourselves because we did not make ourselves.
    - We have to become better at receiving.
    - God causes our life to return.
    - We need to develop the habit of going to God first. And going to Him often.
    - God helps us to catch our breath.
    - We should not be trying to catch up with our life.
    - We should ask God on a daily basis to restore our soul.
    - The more strength we will have, the closer we walk with Him. He restores us.
    - The Word of God restores our soul, our whole person.
    - Jesus did not go to the cross, for life to weary us.
    - We will not recover our life going on a vacation. God restores us.
    - Some of the things are call rest, is not real rest.
  • Mar 1, 2020God Has Anointed You
    Mar 1, 2020
    God Has Anointed You
    Series: General
    Matthew 10:13-17; Psalm 105:8-15; 2 Corinthians 1:21; Acts 10:38; Colossians 1:25-27; 1 John 2:20; 1 Corinthians 1:20-22,26-27; Isaiah 10:24-27
    - We are anointed because we are Christians.
    - When God said touch not my anointed ones, He was referring to us.
    - If he succeeds he has us. We have to know who we are.
    - God has anointed us to go around healing people, doing good and delivering them from the works of the enemy,
    - The enemy wants to attack our identity.
    _ It's the Truth that we know which makes us free.
    - We have an anointing to know the Truth.
    - There is going to come a day where the burden and the yoke will be destroyed.
  • Feb 23, 2020Be Ready
    Feb 23, 2020
    Be Ready
    Series: General
    Matthew 25:1-13; 24:36,42-44; Numbers 14:37-45; Acts 12:5-16
    - Being ready when Jesus returns. No one knows the day or the hour.
    - Be ready when God moves in our situation.
    - When God starts to open doors, will you be ready?
    - Every one of us is personally responsible for ourselves.
    - When God moves in our lives, it may not be at our convenience.
    - We need a power source to generate light. We need the oil of the Holy Ghost in order that our lamps would be lit.
    - The lamps are our lives. The oil is the Holy Spirit.
    - We can't give away our oil to people who have the same opportunity to get it.
    - Gaining oil requires sacrifice.
    - People can drain us if we let them.
    - If we allow people to take our oil, there will be none left for neither of you.
    - We are personally responsible for our own oil supply. 
    - The God who supplies the oil will give it to you freely.
    - We can have some oil. We can be low on oil, but we cannot go as far as someone whose tank is full.
    - In order to do what God has called you to do, you need to be full of oil.
    - When Jesus shows up, He takes the ones who are ready.  Those who were not ready, the door was shut.
    - There was a time for the children of Israel to go.
    - God is going to move in our lives we need to be ready. Our lamps need to be filled.
    - Being ready is not as easy as it appears.  We need the help of God.
    - The believers were praying and still almost missed Peter knocking.
    - Don't quench the Holy Spirit.
    - Keep spending time with God, keep giving. keep praying, keep meditating on the word.
  • Feb 16, 2020A Closer Walk With God
    Feb 16, 2020
    A Closer Walk With God
    Series: General
    Genesis 5:18-24; Hebrews 11:5
    - God desires a closer walk with Him.
    - The closer we walk with God the more we will be like Him and reflect His glory.
    - We can't have power if we are distant from God.
    - Enoch walked with God by faith, according to the Word and will of God.
    - Because Enoch walked with God, he had the heart of God.
    - Enoch walked in a way that pleased God.
    - When we walk by ourselves, we are vulnerable to the enemy's attacks.
    - The closer we walk with God, the more we are protected.
    - Before God took Enoch, he changed Enoch.
    - Whatever Enoch was, whatever he used to be, He was no longer.
    - The more we walk with God, the more we will be like Him. The more strength we will have. The more power. And the more we will reflect His glory.
  • Feb 9, 2020Keep Praising God
    Feb 9, 2020
    Keep Praising God
    Series: General
    Matthew 21:12-16; Isaiah 6:7; Psalm 8:2
    - As we go through things, one of the most dangerous things that could happen is that we lose our praise.
    - The only requirement to praising God is having breath in our lungs.
    - Praise is strength and strength is praise. When we praise God, we have a strength that can only come from God.
    - The enemy of our soul does not want God to be praised.
    - The only one who does not us to cry out to God is the devil.
    - You bring God on the scene, when you praise Him.
    - God has ordained strength and perfected praise so that the enemy/the avenger might be stopped.
  • Feb 2, 2020What God Has Done
    Feb 2, 2020
    What God Has Done
    Series: General
    Genesis 17:1-5; Jeremiah 1:5; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Romans 4:16-21
    - We fight from the wrong vantage point.  We need to fight to keep.
    - Some of the things we are waiting for, is not for God to do it, but for us to get a different perspective.
    - We need to see what is going on in the spiritual world and not the natural.
    - God speaks in past tense, it's already done.
    - The enemy wants to steal, but he cannot take from us, what we don't already have.
    - God has done things for us that we don't even know is ours.
    - We don't fight for our healing, we already have it.  We fight to keep it.
    - We have to fight to keep the things we don't have.
    - How do we stay believing God when we don't see anything? Remember Abraham.
    - We have to make up our mind as to whether or not we believe God.
    - Belief is tested in the face of a contradiction.
    - We must not look at our situations, and call ourselves that.
    - Call things that be not as though they were.
    - No reason to hope, but yet hoping.
    - Do not consider your circumstances.
    - We cannot plan and think so much that we limit God.
    - We must not stagger at the promise of God.
    - We have to be fully persuaded.
  • Jan 26, 2020The Power of Perseverance
    Jan 26, 2020
    The Power of Perseverance
    Series: General
    Hebrews 12:1-3, Revelation 3:10, Romans 5:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Micah 7:5-7
    - To continue on with a course of action, despite the difficulty. (Little or no prospect of success.
    - Turn down opportunities to quit.
    - Quilters never win and winners never quit.
    - Jesus knew why He was hanging on the cross
    - The crowd could not shame Him of doing what God told Him to do.
    - Part of persevering is despising the shame.
    - No one can embarrass you if you refuse to be embarrassed.
    - Perseverance is more than showing up.
    - Even though it's spiritual it can be seen.
    - Perseverance is demonstrated through action.
    - Perseverance really is a key to accomplishment and achievement.
    - Perseverance requires fighting.
    - We have to fight the right enemy.
    - We have to use the right weapons.
    - We have to fight until the end.
    - We have to keep the faith.
    - God says because we have kept the command to persevere, God will keep us.
    - Perseverance is a requirement to develop godly character.
    - Don't give up on your dream or promise.
    - Surround yourself with people who can encourage you and build you up.
    - Don't forget to encourage yourself.
    - Keep your focus on God.
    - As we are persevering, where we decide to look will determine our success.