We all have experiential conclusions, doctrinal conclusions and theological conclusions. The big question, however, is do we have Biblical conclusions? Over these few weeks we will talk about the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit.
We can learn so much from moms.
1. FAITH: "You better pray that comes out of the carpet."
2. TIME TRAVEL. "Straighten up, knock you into next week!"
3. FORESIGHT. "Clean underwear in case in accident."
4. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"
5. HYPOCRISY. "If told once… million times. Don't exaggerate!"
There is a key that unlocks a sustainable pace of freedom empowering us to conquer bad habits and life controlling problems. So many times we find ourselves coming to church, feeling encouraged and ready to go out standing strong only to fall back in the same frustrating patterns. There is a reason for this. We believe what we believe but we love what we love more than we believe what we believe. If we are only dealing with what we believe without ever truly allowing God to deal with what is in our hearts our minds will default to our passions.
We are citizens of heaven with a purposed assignment of influence in a fallen world that Jesus wants to completely redeem by his love. Our goal in this season of “Secret Service” is to inspire and empower you to become everything God has created you to be. Make a daily difference every day this week!
A basketball in my hands is probably worth about $20 but a basketball in Russell Westbrook’s hands is worth $40 million a year. A tennis racket in my hands is probably only good for a self-inflicted wound but in Serena William's hands and it produced $27 million last year. Who owns or controls a product or object greatly affects what value it has and how it is used.
Military planners require an environment of air superiority as a necessity for successful military campaigns. The highest level of Air Power, Air supremacy, allows ground forces to be most effective. Air power is a very important element of warfare. In Spiritual warfare, prayer is taking control of the air space so the ground troops can be effective.
Some people can hold their breath longer than others. It always starts the same with an amused curiosity wondering how long you might be able to hold your breath. Not long into the challenge you find yourself coming to the realization that it won’t be long before you are needing a fresh, new breath to fill your lungs and contribute oxygen to your bloodstream.