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Confronting Your Future As If It Were Now

INTRODUCTION

IN THIS DAY AND HOUR THAT WE ARE IN; THE PROPHETIC WORD IS; "PROCESS." WHICH ARE THE STEPS OR GRADATIONS OF GOING TO OR UP. AS ONE OF THE GREAT THEOLOGIANS HAVE SAID, "NEVER LOOK AT WHAT YOU’RE GOING THROUGH BUT RATHER LOOK AT WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO."

PAULS PURPOSE HERE IN THE TEXT THAT WE MAKE OUR ARGUMENT OUT OF WAS AND IS TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE CHURCH AS IS AND WAS, BY MAKING AN IMFACTIC STATEMENT TO THEM TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR RIGHTFUL POSITION, WHICH IS THE POSITION OF PROMISE SO THAT EVERYTHING THAT THEY DO OR SAY WILL LINE UP WITH THE WILL OF GOD. NOT SO MUCH AS TO DEGRADE THE JEWS BUT THROUGH ILLUSTRATION OF ABRAHAM AND HIS FAITH, THAT THEY MAY BE RAISED UP INTO A KINGDOM MENTALITY.

DEFINITIONS

KINGDOM – (MALKUH) – DOMINION- TO RULE, BE MASTER

KINGDOM MINDSET

PAUL HERE CHALLENGES THEM TO GET THEM INTO A KINGDOME MINDSET, TO THINK NEXT THOUGHTS IN THE MIDST OF THEIR NOW CIRCUMSTANCES.

IT WOULD BE FAIR TO SAY THAT PAUL USES THE SAME INTENSITY THAT HE USED TO PERSECUTE THE CHURCH, AND AGAIN TO GET THEM IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND THAT THEY COULD GET INTO TRUE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

THE RELATIONSHIP DEALS MORESO WITH THE UNSEEN TREASURES OF THE HEART OF MAN THAN IT DOES WITH THE OUTWARD EXPRESSION.

OFTEN TIMES WE GET SO CAUGHT UP IN OUTWARD EXPRESSION (EMOTIONALISM) THAT WE MISS OUR DEVINE ASSIGNMENT, BECAUSE WE ARE SELF-INVOLVED MANIPULATORS.

WE COME WITH A HIDDEN AGENDA THAT WE MAY TRY TO PULL FROM GOD, THAT WHICH HE HAS ALREADY PROMISED US.

IF ANYONE KNOWS GOD HE CAN NOT BE MANIPULATED. ALL WE HAVE TO DO TO GET WHERE WE’RE TRYING TO GET, IS FUNCTION IN PURPOSE AND PRINCIPLE.

I BELIEVE THAT RELATIONSHIP IS RELATIVELY DOWN PLAYED BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT MASTERED THE ESSENSE OF ITS OBJECTIVE.

THE OBJECTIVE OF RELATIONSHIP SERVES AS A CONNECTIVE TO GOD, THAT WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO WITHDRAW FROM GOD THAT WHICH HE HAS DEPOSITED INTO US THAT WE MAY SPEAK A LIFE CHANGING WORD IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE OPPERATING IN THEIR NOW CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR NEXT PROMISE AND FROM THAT THEY MAY WELL BE ABLE TO BEGIN CONVERSATING WITH THEIR FUTURE.

LET ME PAUSE HERE PARENTHETICALLY, AND SAY "THE REASON WHY WE DO NOT HAVE WHAT WE WANT IS BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SAYING ANYTHING." BUT RATHER SPEAKING DEATH OVER OUR DESTINATION (BLESSINGS).

FAITH

FAITH – IN THE GREEK - PISTIS – CONVICTION OR PERSUASION WITH CORRESPONDING ACTIONS - ALLOWS YOUR I SHALL TO MEET YOUR RIGHT NOW.

FAITH DEALS NOT SO MUCH IN WHAT YOU HAVE LOST BUT RATHER IN WHAT YOU’RE RECOVERING. WE ALL HAVE LOST SOMETHING OF GREAT VALUE TO US AND ALL WE EVER SAW IT AS WAS A LOST. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU LOST IS ONLY A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE. IF YOU PERCEIVE IT TO BE A LOST THAN IT WILL BE SO, ON THE CONTRARY, IF YOU PERCEIVE IT TO BE A RECOVERY THEN IT WILL BE JUST AS YOU SEE IT,A RECOVERY. YOUR FAITH IS HINGED UPON WHAT YOU’RE RECOVERING NOT ALL THAT YOU LOST.

OUR TRUST IN THE LORD DEFINES THE AMOUNT OF FAITH THAT WE HAVE IN THE LORD. WE DON’T DEFINE FAITH; FAITH DEFINES US. IN OUR CHRISTIAN "STRUGGLE;" YES STRUGGLE; BECAUSE WE ARE IN A CONSTANT FIGHT WITH THE ENEMY WHO HAS COME TO KILL, STILL AND DESTROY. THEREFORE OUR SUCCESS IS ESSENTIALLY TIED TO OUR FAITH AND THE STRUGGLE IS ONLY FOR A SEASON TO SEE IF YOU CAN LOOK FURTHER THAN WHERE YOU ARE AND SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING.


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