Posts tagged ‘submission’

Trusting through the Trial- Wayman Ming

1 Peter 4:19- therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

3 ideas in this verse

1. The idea of suffering
2. The idea of surrender
3. The idea of sovereignty

Mark 6:45-52- the story of the crossing over to Bethsaida and Jesus walking on the water.

The disciples didn’t even think Jesus was watching them. They had been rowing for lost 6-8 hours, but Jesus had been watching them the entire time. He walks to them on the water, and comforts them in the midst of their trial.

James 1:2- count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptation, knowing that the trying of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing,

In this passage, count actually means “command”. Therefore we are commanded to be joyful when we go through trials. This verse refers to being surrounded by trials, the kind of trials designed to produce health in the midst of adversity. Count those kinds of trials all joy. God uses patience to help us trust through the trial. In this verse, patience means “cheerful endurance”.

Matthew 14:22-33 same story as Mark 6, with the addition of Peter walking on water

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!