(Proverbs 29:18 NIV) Where there is no revelation (VISION\ our why) , people cast off restraint; . . .
(Proverbs 29:18 MSG) ‘If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.
(2 Peter 1:4-5 NLT) … He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.. . . make every effort to respond to God’s promises. . .
√ I need to KNOW, UNDERSTAND, & PURSUE His promises.
(Numbers 23:19 NLT) God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians
“I will bring you out.” — God promise is SALVATION.
(Titus 3:7 NLT) Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that wewill inherit eternal life.”
√ Knowing God settles your ETERNITY.
“I will free you.” — God promises me FREEDOM.
(Romans 7:25-8:2 NIV) So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
√ Finding Freedom is about QUALITY of life on earth.
“I will redeem you.” — God promises me RESTORATION.
(Ephesians 1:11 NLT) … because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
√ Know your DESIGN by knowing the DESIGNER.
“I will take you as my own people.” — God promises me FULFILLMENT.
(John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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(Acts 19:1-2 NLT) … Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
Hebrew – RUWACH = a wind, breath, blast of breath – – –
Greek – PNEUMA = a wind, a current of air, blast of breath
(John 6:63 NLT) The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
√ Wind is UNSEEN. (John 14:16-17 NIV) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you anotheradvocate to help you and be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world (b\c they cant explain) cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
√ Wind is UNPREDICTABLE. (John 3:8 NIV) The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
√ Wind is POWERFUL. (Acts 1:8 NIV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; . . .
(Ephesians 4:30 MSG) Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.
1. Let go of FEARS & MISPERCEPTIONS. (Proverbs 3:5 NLT) Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
2. Go ALL IN. (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
3. Develop an CLOSE FRIENDSHIP with the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14 NKJV) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
• God the Father LOVES ME. • God the Son SAVES ME. • God the Holy Spirit IS WITH ME.