War, Victory, Occupation, --> Transformation/Expansion ON GOING!!!!
 
John 3:34 “For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for
                                    God gives the Spirit without limit.   NIV
 
"The Holy Spirit has been given to us without measure.” 
THIS MEANS: All measurements are set up on our end of the equation.
 
 
He keeps saying – GO! And so many keep saying NO – Wo!
 
 
Mark 16:15, He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. NIV
 
  1. What does power “without measure” look like?
  2. What dose power “without measure” look like in me?
  3. What does power “without measure” in you? 
Last week: TESTIMONIES & PROPHECY 
 
THE KEY TO EXPERIENCING MORE Being able to say - I am convinced that there is more to a Holy Spirit filled life than I currently know and that I have experienced personally.
 
  1 John 4:17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. NIV
 
Our experience MUST be the tangible presence of God
not simply in church but in everything I do.
 
I want to recognize the Holy Spirits presence in every action I do and learn to hear His voice and follow his lead even as I walk into the:
grocery store,
the mall
The doctors office
The gas station or starbucks.
 
Will FATHER speak to me every time? I don’t know,
HOWEVER I do know that if I don’t listen or if have no expectation that He might, then I will never hear him speak even if he did!
 
It doesn’t take perfect theology to do miracles!
Miracles do not validate a theology
They validate Father’s grace given to one who will RISK! (FireStarters)
 
QUESTION:
But where is the RISK if the Spirit had been poured out w/o measure?
 
            God’s never wringing his hands when you decide to step out!
It is not possible to encounter One so overwhelming
and maintain the status quo.
 
=B7        It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible.   
=B7        It has been written into our spiritual DNA to hunger for the impossibilities that around us to bow at the name of Jesus.

GOD WANTS US TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT’S POWER!
The lack of miracles isn't because it is not in God's will for us. 
The problem exists between our ears. 
As a result, the transformation is only available to people who are willing to RISK IT ALL  - And believe that the Holy Spirit has been poured out w/o measure! And..
                                    1st John 4:17 in this world we are like him
 
 
  1 Corinthians 4:20 “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.”
 Aren't you tired of talking about a gospel of power, but never seeing it in action? Aren't you tired of trying to carry out the Great Commission without offering proof that the Kingdom really works? 
 
Too many of us have been like a vacuum cleaner salesman who comes to the door and throws a handful of dirt in on the floor and says, "I represent the new Whiz Bang vacuum cleaner company.  My vacuum cleaner is so strong that you have to remove pets and small children from the room.  It sucks up everything in sight."  But instead of demonstrating the vacuum cleaner he simply hands you a brochure (tract), promises that the machine will work, and walks away.  That's cheating people!
 
The more we look at Him – The more  we increase our awareness of God’s presence and power, the more doable His commands become!
 
The more I watch the YANKEE WORKSHOP the more I believe “I can do that!” :-)
 
The Israelites were to dis-place the pagans living in their promised land, so they Occumpied, expanded and ultimately brought transformation as they established centers of worship and cities of refuge in each region
 
OCCUPY, EXPAND AND TRANSFORM the Region).
 
SAME FOR US!, Christ commissioned us to go into our promised territory (Go into all the world) and make disciples of the nations, displacing the influence of the kingdom of darkness and releasing the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven.
 
Occupy, expand and transform!!!
 
 For success in the assignment(s) all they needed to do was remember the lesson of the WILDERNESS à to follow His manifest presence and do whatever He said, whenever He said to do it.
 
But for the most part, the Church has left the riches of Heaven sitting in the bank, thinking that we only get them when we die and go there.
 
The belief that (the promised land) Heaven is entirely a future reality and not available HERE/NOW has left us a world that is in the mess that it is…
 
1.      It’s time we Worship in the Spirit (Jh 4:24)
2.      Get filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18)
3.      Walk with the Spirit (Gal 5:25)
4.      Fellowship with the Spirit (Phil 2:1)
5.      And know it/s w/o measure! (Jh 3:34)
 
1st John 4:17 in this world we are like him3:34 -Because the Spirit has been poured out without measure!
John
 
John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to
become children of God, to those who believe in His name”.
This legal standing of relationship to God as His sons and daughters is precisely what gives us the INEXHAUSTIBLE inheritance.
 
 Works cannot save us, but without the fruit of good works in our lives, we lack the evidence that identifies us as a new creation in Christ.Just as God’s nature is revealed in what He does, the evidence that we are being transformed into His likeness is that we reveal His nature in what we do WITH HIS POWER.

                        While it’s good that we:
=B7        love to feed the poor
=B7        clothe the naked
=B7        visit those in need   
 
The “good works” is Scripture REALLY emphasise:
miracles, signs, and wonders
 
  Jesus didn’t design a new hearing aid or train a Seeing Eye dog. He healed the deaf and the blind! Heal the sick – open blind eyes - cleans the leper and raise the dead!  This leaves us to struggle with...
 
John 14:12-14
12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. NIV

We are called to minister JUST like Jesus ministered
                  1st John 4:17 in this world we are like him
 because, through His death and resurrection, we have access to everything He had available to Him to do his “good works.”/Miracles
 
He even prophesied this to us when He said, “As the Father has sent me, I also send you” (John 20:21).
                    1st John 4:17 in this world we are like him
 
 - It’s may be hard to get your head around that” but I have determined that I cannot afford to have a thought in my head about me that is not His.
 
And he says – the Spirit is given to me w/o measure!
1st John 4:17 in this world we are like him
 
All I have to do is take a drink and it turns into RIVERS! (of living water)
 
 The Spirit’s call to:OCCUPY, EXPAND AND TRANSFORM
Should be carried out with  Competence (aptitude and proficiency) and Confidence.
 
 
2 Cor 3:4-12
4 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant-not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
 
7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold! NIV
 
Isa 60:1
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. NIV
 
It does not say – Arise Reflect!
 
 
Who wants to take their foot off the brake?
Who wants to fling themselves down the black diamond?
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