September 6, 2020
Romans 14:17 NKJV
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Peace – greek eirene
1. National tranquillity – exemption from the rage and havoc of war
2. Peace between individuals, i.e. harmony, concord
3. Security, safety, prosperity, Joy & happiness , (because peace and harmony make and keep things safe and prosperous)
4. Of the Messiah’s peace, the way that leads to peace (salvation)
5. Of Christianity, the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing.
We are His Body, Is there sickness in Christ?
1 Corinthians 6:15 NKJV
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?…
To be effective we must learn how to operate and handle things in the Spirit. It’s not by might or by power but by the Spirit.
“When Jesus becomes more real than your disease that’s when God will heal you” – Kathryn Kuhlman
“I could never get anyone healed that was all wrapped up in their sickness.”
– Benny Hinn
How do we become more aware of the Spirit of God and His presence?
1. Take Time To Wait.
Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Psalm 40:1 NKJV
I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
Psalm 40:2 NKJV
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay,
2. Aware of Him
We become more aware of Him, and what we become aware of we are positioned to release.
“When we live in ignorance of what we possess we fail to write the checks that are equal to the bank account that God has given to us.”
– Bill Johnson
John 14:16–17 NKJV
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
1 Samuel 3:1–5 NKJV
Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. 2 And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, 3 and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, 4 that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” 5 So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.”
1 Samuel 3:10 NKJV
Now the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”
3. Acknowledge Him
Philemon 1:6 NKJV
that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus
Ephesians 4:29–32 NKJV
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Psalm 91:1 NKJV
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Acts 1:8 NKJV
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”