HIGHER LIFE CONFERENCE UK 16th-18th August 2013
The higher life is not a matter of grammatical construction, it is the matter of amplifying the things that have been given to us of God.
God chose to demonstrate his manifold wisdom to angelic beings
God constantly and continuously changes in glory on the throne through eternity.........the glory was always extended towards them; they saw themselves beautified by his glory. Why do we think God says we should worship him? When we worship him, we are enraptured by his glory and we behold his glory and partake of his glory. The more we worship him, the more of his glory we become. Through worship our spiritual eyes are open and we forget about ourselves and focus on him. In heaven the most important thing is JESUS CHRIST. All of heaven focuses on Jesus. When we look into the mirror of God we see ourselves.
Agreement with the word is different from using the word.
God gave us the word to use it, not merely agreeing with it. Agreeing with the word is mere religion. God spoke creation into being. When God said it became; Jesus performed miracles with words, opened blind eyes with words......the most important part of your life is the ability to use words. Words define your ability, the character of your personality. You are no better than your words. Your life is the expression, manifestation and reflection of your words. Doesn't take long to tell who you are, all it takes is listening to what you say. Your words locate you; Words are important they make or mar your life.
We must know the difference between agreeing with the word and USING the word; Distinguishing between confession of the word and something else.....With your spirit you believe God. If your spirit is dead to God you cannot see or understand the things of God. Jesus is far removed from religion.
Christianity is heaven alive on earth.....
Confessions mean "homologeia" speaking the same thing in consent- speaking the same things with God.
Confession of the word brings us the blessings of salvation , because we keep his word. We respond to God's word in agreement with him. Confession is responding to God's word in relation to me. When you study the word what do you do? YOU GO OUT AND ACT ON IT!!
Confession of the word is your RESPONSE. Meditation of the word is important, but what will change your circumstances is your confessions.
When you believe in your heart you are made right with God, with your mouth confession is made unto salvation. Freedom liberty all came in one package.
There's a difference between confession and testimony. By my confession I catapult myself into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. Doesn't matter what situation you find yourself in, CONFESS THE WORD AND BRING YOURSELF OUT OF IT!! You are not an ordinary person, you are born of God and must live in the word. EVERY CREATURE IS SUSTAINED BY ITS SOURCE. IF YOU ARE DISCONNECTED FROM YOUR SOURCE YOUR LIFE COMES TO AN END. YOU ARE CONNECTED ETERNALLY TO THE WORD OF GOD, BY FEEDING ON GOD'S WORD. THE MORE YOU FELLOWSHIP WITH THE WORD THE MORE GLORIOUS YOU BECOME. AS YOU RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD THE GLORY OF YOUR LIFE INCREASES.....YOU INCREASE IN GLORY.
When you don't know the word of God how will you know what to use in the word? In the earth we all walk at different levels of glory. What glory we have on earth determines where we begin in heaven. What glory you have in the earth shows your rank.
Your confession can get you out of trouble.
TESTIMONY.......is bearing witness; how important is the testimony of a Christian.....every Christian ought to testify. I testify to the grace, love, faithfulness of God and the efficacy of God's word in my life.
Be careful you don't become a minister of accusation of God's people!!
We overcome him by the blood of the lamb ( breaking of bread and drinking the cup- This is the communion..........the blood of Jesus is our testimony.
That blood speaks the new life, it's life for life........
What is your testimony of HIM?
Testimony brings victory over satan.
Revelations 19: 11-17
When you speak God's word and testify of him, you are bringing his presence into the situation.
***The teaching that the Christian is not sujbect to the world, the flesh and the devil; not so but the world and the flesh
Satan's the god of this world.......the aions, age , era
WORLD - Kosmos - this is the world or universal earth with respect to its order governments, systems and structures; it's inhabitants and whole aggregate of earthly things and their carnal applications.
AION- refers to an age, era or time with respect to its distinctive features; a course of life, the world with respect to its ways and appetites of its eras; the course of events or overall circumstances of ones own life.
Satan is the prince, ruler of the kosmos
1 John 5:19 KJV
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
1 John 5:19-20 NIV
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20 We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
You must testify of God in your life....the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy!!!
I AM AN OVERCOMER!! IN CHRIST JESUS I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD, IT'S ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIES.
I OVERCOME THE WORLD AND ITS PAINS AND FRUSTRATIONS, PERSECUTIONS, DELUSIONS AND DISTRACTIONS, IT'S LIES, LUSTS AND GREED......I HAVE OVER OVERCOME THIS WORLD!!!
The blood -1John 5:4-10
The Water and blood that gushed out of Jesus side- John 19:34- He says its a sign. He gives references that it might be fulfilled of the prophecy. He (John) makes us know that this is a sign. What does John want us to believe!
The higher life God has given to us has no sense of lack or want. The word of God was given us not only to inform or educate us but to cause us to live the higher life that God has called us to live.
Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. 16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
Strength must be tested before you can say that you are strong. The effort to get up, run and hasten your steps, run fast would test if you received strength. But this man was told by the angel that he was strengthened and he RESPONDED to what was told him, by acting on it.
YOU OUGHT TO RESPOND TO GOD WHEN HE SPEAKS TO YOU, ELSE YOU'D HEAR NOTHING ELSE!!
Gods voice often sounds like a familiar voice or the voice of the Man of God he has sent into your life.
Eli taught Samuel how to respond to God.
Jesus is setting up his kingdom in this earth, after this would come the great white throne judgement. Your purpose for being here is to fulfill God's purpose for your life.
Gods people must be trained.....there's a training vital for a child of God. There are certain attitudes you must acquire, which won't come just by being born again. Scriptures say endure hardness as a soldier. There are tough times.
We are the result of that travail thatJesus went through on the cross. We are his seed prolonging his days.
Thou prepare set a table before me in the presence of my enemies......The more they try to dishonor me, the more I am honored.
The greek translation / rendering puts it this way....... They shall KING in life, to KING in life, we should be KINGING IN LIFE!!
How is he going to reign? THSI reigning is not in heaven because there are no enemies in Heaven. He tell us about the last enemy that shall be destroyed.
Destroyed- annihilated, paralyzed, rendered useless
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
All of his blessings and gifts are without repentance; God doesn't give and take away!!
Jesus conquered the world, I have stripped it of all its powers to intimidate you. I will never be intimidated because Jesus overcame the devil.
1 John5:4 This is going on live NOW, in the world. Now that you are born again, you have overcome the world. The ability to see things before you touch them; Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Whatever God's word says we are,we are, whatever it says we have, we have and where ever he says we are, we are.
I HAVE OVERCOME THE NATIONS, GOVERNMENTS OF THIS WORLD, FOR GREATER IS HE IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. LIVING BEYOND THE LIMITS........THERE'S NO DISADVANTAGE TO A CHILD OF GOD. MEN OF AUTHORITY ARE HUMBLE........KINGS DON'T ARGUE!!
Authority is to the extent of responsibility. Your authority comes with responsibility. You got to pass through some things. Discipline is important for kingship. The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.....I wouldn't d that because God wouldn't want me doing that. I wouldn't talk like that because God wouldn't let me speak like that. The fear of God causes you not to do certain things, because the word of God FORBIDS you!!
I am KINGING IN THIS LIFE, but there will be resistance and governments forbidding Christian activities and prayer taken out of schools. WE MUST CALCULATE OUR RESPONSE;
We are coming with him
There's timing in prophecy
JESUS WILL SET UP HIS KINGDOM!! THE TIME IS SHORT!!
The 5 kingdoms
6- At the time of John Rome was ruling
4- Medo Persia
1-Egypt was the first to rule over Israel
The10 kingdoms had received no power as yet, but received power as kings one hour with the beast. Means they will come in at about the same time. The structure would form at about the same time.
The kingdoms of iron and clay will give their authority to the beast.
Verse 16-speaks of the destruction of the one world religion
The anti christ will set up his own structure.
Esau represents the fleshly areal people in the house of God and the spiritual people in God's house- SAVIORS - shall arise from mount Zion to save this world.
1- LOOK OUT FOR A HUMAN NEED AND YOU REACH OUT TO MEET THAT NEED WITH THE MENTALITY OF A SAVIOUR.
There is only one messiah and we are members together with him; his representatives on earth.
I am not ordinary, God has anointed me.
You will be changed
You are going back in a greater glory
Saints- those who are born again
Verse21- the anti- christ would persecute the remaining Christians left behind and he will prevail against them.
Verse 26-2 Christianity has a hope, there is a future
Enoch and Elijah were caught away live from the earth
Jesus ascended ;"be steadfast and unmoveable" God says this because he knew that there would things about, around you that will tend towards discouraging you from the things God has purposes for you to do and be.
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
You must realize that you are not of this world. One day all things going n in this world will come to an end.
2Corinthians 10:3 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 The life of our inner being is hid with Christ in God.
2Peter 1:1John 4:17-4-we are partakers of his divine nature.
If you don't know the word of God you'll not know how to win in life.
We are the offspring of the word of God.
Romans 6:16- yield to the word of God. Our responsibility is to let the divine life of God have its full expression in and through you.
Carnal men are earthy; they would rather spend time doing other things than spending time in God's house. Imagine the things that impress earthy men. You want to know those that are earthy? Trace your money and time, where you spend it will tell whether you are earthy or not.
It's your job to express the divine life in you.
Galatians 5:16- Walk in the spirit.....walk in the light of God's word.
HAVE NO ANXIETY ABOUT ANYTHING. Don't live a life of complaints. What do you want? State your claims........
What is anxiety? An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension.......self doubt, an uneasiness........
REFUSE TO ACCOMMODATE WORRY AND ANXIETY, IT WILL ATTACK YOUR MIND, REFUSE TO GO THROUGH THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE BUT GO THROUGH THE DIVINE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE!!
Galatians 5:16-Walk in the spirit and the cravings of the flesh will not be fulfilled. The flesh is the human nature of man.
The lusts of the flesh produce the works of the flesh.......v20-
Revellings- godless partying
Refuse to give vent to the fleshly nature!!
The word of God is the mind of God concerning anything as he has expressed.
Accept, imbibe and take a hold of his will concerning anything, his opinion is observable in his word.