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Topic: Home Group (11/29/07)
TITLE: In The House!
By Jeff Lowe
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When we look at any great palace or mansion, we find different areas with different functions. In God's House, there are many rooms differing from one another. The Greek word 'mone' (pronounced mo-nay') is found in the new testament twice. The other time later in verse 23 of the same chapter translated as abode, or special dwelling place.
There are spiritual dwelling places in God's house that we have been invited to. When the Lord knocks on our door (Rev 3:20, 21) and we have overcome the world of doubt (Heb 11:6), worry, fear, and disbelief (1John 4:4) accepting his invitation; Jesus said we will come and make our 'abode' with him (v23). Then we sit with Him in these heavenly places. This story will look at different rooms of the house of God.
Jesus said we would go in and out the door (John 10:9). After we originally become born-again we can make conscious choices to disobey the Spirit's guidance and get guidance from the flesh or world, however, the longer we stay in 'the house' (not a physical, but a spiritual house) the better we can renew our mind and get to know our Lord and develop a hunger for not only going back, but making a permanent residence there (Rev 3:12), pressing for the mark of the High calling of God. To the natural man, the thoughts of the Father are not His thoughts (Is 55:8, 9), but for the born again, the Spirit reveals them to us from the House of God (1 Cor 2:10).
There is nothing like our first experiences of the House of God. When we are first born-again, baptized by water or with the Holy Ghost, we are personally filled with His Spirit & welcomed into the House. The purpose of this message is to give you a brief tour of the House of the many things to do and see there. And of course for you to take your “keys” and go back at any time to the presence of the Lord and His angels. Let’s tour together into twelve “dwelling places” that most of us have been before.
Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me and rest
Ps 91:1/95:2 Come with thanksgiving,
Ps 100:2 Come with singing
Ps 140:13 The upright dwell there
2) PRAISE AND WORSHIP ROOMS
Ps 22:3 God's habitation
Ps 150:1 Praising in the Sanctuary
Is 61:3 Wear a praise garment
3) BANQUET AND DINING ROOMS
Ps 23:5 The table is prepared
Matt 26:29 Communion
4) LIBRARY OF KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING
James 1:5/Prov 3:13 Ask the Spirit for wisdom
Col 1:9 He wants you to know Him
5) LANGUAGE ROOM
1Cor 13:1 Spiritual language and interpretation.
6) VISION ROOM
Prov 29:18 See revelation in the Spirit
John 16:13 The Spirit shows you things to come
7) PETITION ROOM
John 15:7, 8/Mark 11:24/Luke 11:9 Ask Him for anything, seek and keep knocking.
8) INTERCESSION ROOM
Ex 32:10, 11/1Sam 12:23/Eze 22:30 We must intercede and line up with the Word & speak blessings to families and friends
Heb 7:25 Compassion is a key to this room.
9) ANOINTING AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE ROOMS
Ps 23:5 Preparation
2Cor 10:4 Doing warfare
Acts 1:8 Receiving power
10) HEALING(S) MIRACLE & FAITH ROOMS
1Cor 12:9 Beyond ordinary faith, extraordinary compassion comes here
Eph 1:4/Dan 10:7/Rev 5:3 A spiritual place to see time past, present and future.
Rev 20:12 The Book of Life & other books.
Ps 45:6, 89:4, 103:19, 132:12/Rev 4:1-8/20:4/Is 6:1/Ez 1:26-8 Holy of Holies
Whatever our Father has is ours (Luke 15:31/1 Cor 3:21) In our 'premarital' time we can approach our King as Esther did (Es 5:1, 2) and sit in heavenly places freely (Eph 2:6).
There are certain things that come naturally when you dwell there for a while. I.E; Daily communion, tithing, praise and worship. You can dwell for so long that fear, worry, doubt and unbelief can't touch you or even speak to you (Phil 4:7).
When people see that you're living there (not just visiting), they know the address where God lives and will rightfully call you Christian. Welcome Home!
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