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SPIRIT EMPOWERED – DISCIPLESHIP
Do you remember the sermons I did on discipleship in September 2019? If you didn’t hear these teachings or you would like to recall the truths revealed in them, you can view them on our website at LibertyLifeCenter.org/discipleship and renew yourself to the ways that Jesus taught His disciples and what the results were. You will find eye-opening revelations in these teachings, specifically with Peter, James, and John. (I plan to write a book about this).
I said that to say this: What are you becoming that others may be discipled by you?
I didn’t ask you in which area you are perfect, because perfection isn’t what God is looking for. Obviously! Look at Peter, James and John. They were ridiculous candidates to change the world if you look at them before Jesus trained them. Yet Jesus chose them and trained them, and they were released to do great things even as they were growing.
Francis Chan said “If you wait until all your own issues are gone before helping others it will never happen. This is a trap that millions have fallen into, not realizing that our own sanctification happens as we minister to others.”
God is looking for those who are willing to change consistently. Being teachable and always wanting to do better is important as you go deeper in your revelation of who you are and who Jesus is to you. Your experiences while you are maturing are tools others can apply in their lives. Being transparent and sharing the great ways God has changed you will help them. You can lead others to respond properly to God.
Even if you are a new believer, you have become something—a child of God—and you have a testimony that will help others to become a child of God, too. Just like Jesus zeroed in on the three, you need to apply your faith for the difference you can make in others’ lives. Ask Him for divine appointments and pursue His assignments to help others respond to God’s heart for them. However, to be most effective, you must look for those who are hungry for what is being offered to them. What an opportunity we have been given to help others as we have been helped!
You are the best Christian that someone knows. Think about that! That is why you must be SPIRIT EMPOWERED. The SPIRIT of God will always represent the Godhead for who they really are. Therefore, love will always be present and love always wins!
Let’s pray right now for something amazing to take place.
Lord, I know that You were directed by the Father and the SPIRIT when you chose Peter, James and John. You poured into them and allowed them to experience the supernatural events, as well as the needed correction by You. I come to You now to highlight three people for me to disciple in the things that You have already taught me and that I am living in righteously. I desire to obey You in being ALL OUT, but I do not want to do it in my own strength. I know I don’t have to. You said this year’s focus was on being SPIRIT EMPOWERED to be ALL OUT, so I am asking You for just that, so I can be heavenly efficient. I cry OUT for Your wisdom, for Your love and for Your passion for the three You are giving me in this first month of 2020. I commit myself to Your plan. I know it will cost me some time, some planning, and some sacrifice. I submit my life to You and Your plan to be the difference in this world. I desire to disciple, as well as to be discipled. I will stay under authority that I may be able to speak truth into someone else’s life, as well. I am excited and I will not relent in my pursuit until I see Your Kingdom invade three lives with Your POWER and Your wisdom. I choose to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Thank You for giving me my heart’s desire. rejoicing.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Now I know I just pushed some of you past what you wanted to commit to. But that is okay, because sometimes you have to push past your comfort zone in order to step OUT into the unknown, so HE CAN BE KNOWN. Isn’t that the point?
I believe that your three will be the “starter kit” of what God is going to do here, and what He is going to do universally. Now is the time for the whole world to be impacted by real truth. They must be reached so they can live a life in the fullness of God as He has planned for them.
We are the people, and this is the time! There is no more room for making excuses or feeling defeated in your ability.
We are not speaking in and of ourselves.
1 Peter 4:11 KJV
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in ALL things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
You have the ability that God gives you, and you can do ALL things through Christ and the EMPOWERMENT of the SPIRIT. There is a lost world waiting for you to arise, so they can come into divine alignment as well.
It is time for you to look at some practical aspects of discipling that are available to you.
- Decide to be the “book” you want others in your sphere of influence to read.
- Lead with a heart of love.
- Make sure you stay engaged with the Holy SPIRIT’S leading.
- Help yourself or someone else to grow by being a Paul, Barnabas or Timothy to someone this year.
- Speak truth and keep it real.
Do your homework. Make a list of your desires concerning discipleship. Many are waiting! Pray over it and watch God open the door of opportunity. I love you. I believe in the God in you. Together we can do this!
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- What was your “aha” moment from today?
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