Summary: We must know that we know we can prossess what God has promised and we must prepare ourselves to receive what we are believing for.
Breakthrough 2: Believing I Can Receive!
>Start with a confession of faith
>Purpose is to possess what we continually claim that we have legal right to.
>Two focal points of this breakthrough
1. We must know that we know we can possess
2. We must prepare ourselves
>Today is a very simple message, but it is critical to our faith that we know it is the will of God for us to possess.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV)
“For God so loved the world”
- refer to creation - is it the rocks and water and trees He loved?
- Stress that He loved us
“that he gave his only begotten Son”
- Who did He give?
- We pray in His Name, Baptized in His Name,
claim His Name, but why was He given?
“that ‘whosoever’ believeth in him”
- Who does that exclude?
- If it includes everyone then who was it that
God “so loved?”
Who was it that He gave His Son for?
“should not perish”
- Not just talking about Hell (targeting your life)
- “Persish” 622 apollumi (ap-ol’-loo-mee);
- to destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose):
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: .... (KJV)
- We are always pointing to eternity when God established us a place on earth to dwell.
(we are not to perish - on earth nor in eternity)
“have everlasting life”
- Not just heaven
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (KJV)
- Salvation is not exclusively talking about eternity
4991 soteria (so-tay-ree’-ah);
derivative of (soter - 4990) rescue or safety (physically or morally):
KJV-- deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.
(If you are saved from drowning in a pool of sharks by default you were also saved from the sharks)
4990 soter (so-tare’);
from (sozo - 4982); a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ:
4982 sozo (sode’-zo);
"safe" to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):
KJV-- heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
“For God loved YOU so much that in knowing the price of the curse of the law and the torment of eternity that He sent His only begotten Son.
That whoever, didn’t matter their education, race, talents, nor the amount of money they had, but whoever would believe, trust and put their confidence in Him.
Would not be sick, depressed, in , have their things stolen or destroyed, nor spend eternity in hell, but instead would experience life more abundantly with health, prosperity, deliverance, liberty, joy and peace and then in eternity dwell in the presence of the All Mighty Lord.”
Confession: “God loved me so much He sent Jesus!”
“So I could enjoy my inheritance on earth and
I Jn 5:1
1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God... (KJV)
In John 3:16 what did God love? (the world)
What was the world? (the people’s of the world)
Who did He send? (Jesus, the Christ)
For what purpose? (to not perish, but have life)