Sunday 7/10/11 Pastor Ed sermon- Power of God Within Us
Eph 1:17-19, Rom 12:2, Prov 3:5-8,
Eph 1:17-19 The kingdom and power of God is within us. We have the fullness of God in us. Rom 12:2 We are transformed by the renewing of our minds. When something is transformed it is changed. A sick baby can be changed to a well baby. We have the power of God in us to change things in our life. God has already given this to us so we just have to tap into the power.
We donít have to pressure or talk God into doing stuff for us. We canít force God to do anything. Everything we get from God is because He loves us and gives us his Grace. Nothing is given to us by our works or praying harder. Sometimes we are trying to get something we already got because the power of God is inside of us. We are trying to get God to do something he has already done. The purpose of prayer is not to get God to do something. The purpose of prayer is to have God release what he has already done for us.
Prov 4 : the Word is life to us and the Word is health to us.
Prov 3:5-8 Trust God, and health to our body.
We need to trust God and try not to be wise in our own eyes. We need to stop trying to figure God out because we canít do it.. Our minds, our thinking is the problem area. We need to just agree with God. By Jesusí stripes we were healed. If we are still having symptoms of sickness, we need to remember that Jesus healed us already. We have to wait for the manifestation. God will open our eyes to see the healing. The Word of God is always true. When Jesus prayed over the loaves of bread, he looked up to heaven and looked at the abundant supply in heaven.
We are to fear the Lord, depart from evil and shun the appearance of evil.
Evil is all on TV. There is adultery, fornication, lying, killing, stealing etc on TV. This is evil and its all on TV. Evil is pumped in our house through the TV set and we pay money for 100 channels. People say they canít pay their tithes but they sure can pay their cable bill!
Mirrors: Has anyone ever tested or inspected their apartment mirror before they moved in? No! They just assumed that their mirrors are showing the true image of their face. Women have little round or little square mirrors in their purses to check their makeup. We have faith that the mirror will give us the true image of ourselves. In the book of James, the man looks into a mirror at himself then goes away and forgets what he looked like. The Word of God is the mirror. We know nothing about the spirit realm unless we look into the Word of God. We can know nothing about our spirit self thru our flesh. We have to look into the mirror- the Word of God to determine anything in the spirit realm. Just like we have never seen our face with our own eyes, we cannot see the spirit realm with our eyes. Just like we must look into a mirror to see our face, we must look into the Word of God to see what we are in the spirit realm.
We are born again and have another kingdom we can access thru faith. Jesus said in the world we will have troubles but be of good cheer, Jesus overcame the world!! We must not live in the natural, the earthly things of the world. We must live in the spiritual world, We must take a stand that we are what God says we are, we can do what God says we can do and we can do all things thru Christ!
We are a believer and all things are possible to them that believe!!
When we start thinking right, we start talking right and we start believing right!
We can believe and receive or doubt and do without!
The purpose of prayer is not to change God but to receive what God has already done!