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Change Your Sound pt 5

Psalm 16:11- in your presence is fullness of joy

Acts 3:19- repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be washed away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of The Lord.

We need the presence of God, because it brings fullness of joy and refreshment. This is why we need to change our sound, so that we may experience the manifested presence of God.

Isaiah 6:1-4- in the year that King Uzziah died, I saw The Lord, high and exalted. Seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above Him were seraphim, each with 6 wings: two covering their faces, two covering their feet, and two for flying. And they were calling to one another: ” holy holy holy is The Lord Almighty…..”

Three things happen when we are in Gods presence

1. We see how BIG God is. –

2 chronicles 26:14-15 describes how good a king Uzziah was. He was skilled creating ways to help his armies. Thus, his fame spread far and wide.

At the end of his rule though, full of pride, he walked into the temple of The Lord, and begins to burn incense to The Lord. The priests freaked out and tried to stop him, but Uzziah didn’t listen. He felt like he could worship God however he wanted. Immediately, he broke out in leprosy. He saw his mistake., and was declared unclean. So he had to live the rest of his life away from the people.

This is often true of us- that we think we can worship God however we wish, instead of by the statutes that God has given us. We should be humble before God. Our hearts should be in the right place. In worship, God doesn’t judge our sin. He judges our hearts.

So, Uzziah died, and Isaiah goes into the temple to mourn him. But in the midst of this, He saw God. While he thought Uzziah was big, He realized at that moment how BIG God really was. He saw the majesty and splendor of His glory. This is why we need to be in church. We constantly need reminding of how BIG God’s presence is. This is why Satan fights us so horribly on Sunday mornings. He needs us to stay away from seeing The Lord. When god is showing up in our services, we too will say that “we have seen The Lord. ” If he can keep us from the presence of God, he has done his job well. We can’t let him win.

2. We see how small we really are.

Isaiah 6:5-“Woe to me,” I cried, ” I am ruined! For I am unclean, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, Lord Almighty!”

In God’s presence, we see how small we really are. We see every area of our lives for what it really is. Once we see god, though, our problems become so small. Our concerns shrink. In this scripture, we see the angels declaring how holy God truly is, and we see just how unholy we really are. We can’t become holy by ourselves either.

In Rev 4;8- John has a vision of the living creatures, again, declaring God’s holiness.

Psalm 22:3- “but You are holy God.”

It’s ok for us to see our sin and imperfections when we are in God’s presence. He has no issues with our sin. He DOES have an issue with someone who is not upfront about their sin.

When I’m in God’s presence, my eyes are open to the things God wants to change my life.

3. We see how GOOD GOD is.

His very nature is His goodness.

Isaiah 6:7- then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hands, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it, he touched my tongue and said,” see, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

in His presence, we see our sin, but we also see His goodness, and how His grace has atoned for all of our sin and imperfections. He purges our sin. He strengthens us to be holy. He is not trying to make us feel guilty, but He wants to shower us with his goodness.

Psalms 103:12- as far as the east is from the west, so far Has He removed our transgressions from us.

Our redemption and atonement is not based on our performance. It’s based on His goodness and His love. We can only experience God’s grace when we humble ourselves.

Isaiah 1;18- come now and let us settle the matter, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be as red as crimson, they shall be like wool”

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Breaking New Ground: Do You Know God’s Greatest Desire?

1. God made me from Him- in Genesis we see that God created some things and made others. He creates things from nothing. He makes things from something. He created the heavens and the earth. He made man.

Gen 1:11- and God said let the earth bring forth grass….and it was so.
Gen 1:20- and God said let the waters abound with an abundance of creatures…and let the earth bring forth every living creature..

God calls things out of something, sustains it by that thing, and returns it to that thing when it dies. He called the beasts of the field out if the earth, he feeds them from earth, and returns them to the earth.

Gen 1:26- -let us make man in our own image, according to our likeness.

We came from God, we are sustained by God, and will be returned to God. Our bodies were formed from the earth, and will return to the earth, but God gave us our spirits. So when we die, our spirits return to God.

Separation from what sustains us leads to death. When trees are uprooted by the ground, they die. When we separate ourselves from our sustaining God, we die. He is our nourishment, our pruner, molder, and life giver. We can never be solo.

Eph 2:1- and you, He made alive, who were dead in our trespass and sin..
John 10:10- their comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.

When we stay connected to God, He continues breathing that same breath of life into us.

2. God made me like Him.

Gen 2:20- so God gave names to all the cattle, birds, and beasts, but for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. Then the rib which The Lord had taken from man, He made into a woman….and He brought her to the man.

God knew the desire of Adams heart was to have a companion. That’s what was missing in his life. God knew this because He created us to be His Bride! The symbolism of Eve is that she represents the companion that we were created to be for God.

He created us with free will, not as robots. Therefore when we willingly come to God, it melts His heart.

3. God made me to love Him.

Satan wants our worship. God wants our love.

Jer 24:7- then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am The Lord; and they shall be my people and I will be there God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.

Christianity is a life sustaining relationship where we choose to love God freely. If we passionately go after God, He will passionately come after us!

Breaking New Ground: Time to do Something!

James 2:14- what good is it to say you have faith, but don’t show any actions? What good does it do?….some may argue that some have faith and some have good deed…..I will show you my faith BY my good deeds. Can’t you see that faith without works is dead? You say you believe in God? Good for you, even demons believe this and they tremble. Don’t you remember that father Abraham was shown right with God by his actions when he offered his son on the altar. His actions made his faith complete. And so it happened just as the scriptures say: Abraham believed God and God counted it to him as righteousness. He was even called a friend of God. So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, and not by faith alone. Just as the body is dead without breath, so faith is dead without good works.

-Just believing that God exists does nothing for my day to day life!- anyone can wear a t shirt or have a bumper sticker. That means nothing at all!

-James says we must do something about it!

-the reason we aren’t breaking new ground is not because we don’t want it, but because we aren’t doing anything about it!

James is challenging us to not stop at proclaiming. He is pushing us to put action behind the proclamation.

-there is no divine intervention unit here is human exhaustion. We must do all we can do, then God will do all that He can do.

-God won’t get involved until we get involved.

-in the Bible, we see that God starts out almost every miracle with instructions first.
–examples: water to wine miracle, Lazarus’ resurrection, -in each case, people had a role to play in the miracle.

-God won’t do what we don’t wanna do.

-we need to access the areas of our lives that need to change and do what He says to do.

-stop wrestling with regret and learn from it to start doing your part now! Regret should bring us to repentance and teach us a lesson we don’t want to repeat. But then we must move on. We aren’t called to live with regret for the rest of our lives. Nobody can unlock our chains of regret but us. God has forgiven us if we have asked. We need to open the door and walk out of the cell. We can’t live our past everyday. Let the regret go! Move forward.

Joel 2:25- so I will restore to you the years that the swarming locusts have eaten. – God can restore what was lost. He can do more in one year than the enemy can do in 10! When we make the decision to change and move forward,

Breaking New Ground: it’s time to leave

Genesis 12:1-3- now The Lord had said to Abram: ” get out of your country, from your family,…..and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”

Here God tells a that He wants us to be a great nation. This promise extends to us today. He wants us to be great. But many times we don’t get there, because we curse the things He calls blessed.

There are three things required before we can become a great nation:

1. Come out from your country-you have to take off the barriers that society has put on you and break free.

2. Come out from your family- certain family names automatically put you into a class or status. Break free from what your family is supposed to be. Realize that when we cross over into Christ, our bloodlines change. We become royalty. We are no longer limited by who our family is or is not.

3. Come out from your father’s house. -we can no longer live according to generational curses. We have the power in Christ to break every curse and chain that has been passed down. We have a new bloodline.

We can do all things because of who our Father is! There are no more barriers.

Genesis 3:14-15- so God said to the serpent, “because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle…..and you shall bruise his heel.”

God already had the plan worked out, even before Adam and Eve sinned.

God said that He would put hostility between woman and the snake. Women are so much more spiritually aggressive than men because of this. They stand ready to fight at a momemt’s notice.

Every plan of God begins with a promise.

Gen 1:26- let is make man in OUR image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over all the earth”

When we are born again, we are born in the image of our God.

Galatians 4;1-5- but then the right time came, God sent His Son ……and since you are his child, God has made you His heir.

This means that we can inherit all of the good things that God has promised us. We are heirs of God, created in His image. It’s time for us to stand like it, live like it. Man up and step up!!!

Philippians 3:20- for our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly await the savior, Jesus Christ.

Spiritually, we are citizens of heaven. Though we live on earth, we belong to heaven.

We have to know who we are in Christ. Take the limits off! You are the only person stopping you from being all that God has for you.

Breaking New Ground: Is Your Soul Pregnant?

Spirit- redeemed at salvation
Soul- In process of redemption
Body- redeemed in Heaven

Gal 5;16-17- walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Your flesh will always try to lead you against God. The Spirit does the opposite. This is a never ending conflict. We can never stop fighting.

-Just because I have wrong feeling doesn’t mean I’m bad, because the flesh will always desire the old habits and things. I have to realize this and fight against them. We often condemn ourselves because of what we think. As a Christian, our job is to take those feelings and place the under subjection to God. Take captive ever bad thought to the Spirit of God. We have the power. W have to do it.

-We try to justify our flesh. We compare how we think that we are doing in our flesh as opposed to another time. This makes us callous and ignorant to our true condition. Many times we don’t allow our everyday sin to bother us. If sin in our live doesn’t bother us, we have allowed ourselves to be ruled by our flesh.

James 1:18-21- of his own will, he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might b. kind of first fruits of his creatures. So then, my bellowed brethren, be swift to hear…..therefore Lu aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word

-God will always impregnate me first, then give me the baby later. It doesn’t happen right away. You receive the word first, then see the fruit later. Our problem is that we want to hold the baby without going through the pain and trials of the pregnancy. We don’t wanna understand the hardships that come along with the process. We give up way to easily.

-How do we get pregnant? By the word of God sticking to our spirits. God wants to impregnate us o that he can bring forth fruit.

Heb1:3- whatever God speaks, He upholds it by His power.

Gen 1:3 God said let there be light…day 1
Gen 1:16- God made 2 great lights

Th first words that God spoke are still being upheld by His power.

-if God spoke something to my spirit, IT’S STILL ON!!!!

Breaking New Ground: Managing Our Flesh

our flesh is disobedient and difficult to manage. In order to break new ground, we need to manage our flesh. Many times,it’s not a spirit that has come upon us, its just our flesh that needs to come under subjection to Christ.

We must learn to manage our flesh. Our bodies and minds must be controlled by Christ.
Quit blaming everything on evil spirits.

1. Cor. 2:9-11- ….but it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except His own Spirit.

When we tap into His Spirit, He reveals things about us to us; unknown things.

1. God sees things in 3-D. God sees our lives in height,width, and depth. He can see far into the future of our lives. It’s is why God doesn’t panic during our crises. He sees us coming through our trials and knows that we will be alright.

When He said on the cross that it is finished, He meant EVERYTHNG!!!

The spirit in you has already seen your future and bears witness with the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor 2:12- we have received Gods spirit,so that we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us

1 John 2:20- but you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

Our spirit already knows everything God wants to do in our lives, but its our mind that struggles with it. Sometime we can’t connect with God because our hearts and minds don’t believe it. It doesn’t resonate.

Don’t be like the Beverly hillbillies. They were rich but still lived like they were poor. We can’t our minds to dictate who we are. Our identities should be based on what God has said.

1 Cor 2:13- when we tell you these words, we do not use words that come of from human wisdom…..instead, we speak words given to us from the Spirit, using truths from the Spirit.

Sometimes you will have to speak what the Spirit knows is real, even when nobody else believes it. People will often see us as we were, and not as who God created us to be. Speak it out loud! Release your faith! Carnal minded people will never understand the vision.

Our spirit wants to rejoice now for what he sees is ahead. As you speak out your destiny, it forces your mind and flesh to buy in.

1 Cor 2:14- but people who aren’t spiritual cannot receive these truths…..for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.

A carnally minded person is one who is not spirit lead.

Why must I speak out my destiny?
1. My destiny only recognizes my voice!-I have authority to speak to my destiny and it recognizes my voice. It takes root in our lives when we speak out over our flesh what God has confirmed in our spirits. My flesh will only obey what my mouth speaks.
2. My dream is voice activated. -they don’t start until they hear my voice!
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