Inheritance Factor June 16 11a


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Inheritance Factor June 16 11a

  1. 1. BOLD MINISTRY:The TheAxios InheritanceLife Factor: Part 10 InfluenceBOLD Ministry is one of New York City’s original marketplaceoutreaches. It currently holds meetings in the Financial District and Life Comesevery Tuesday at St. Bart’s Church, 50th Street and Park Avenue,12:45pm in the Small Chapel. Visit the BOLD Ministry blog with and subscribe to the BOLD monthly newsletter. Take NotesJune 7, 2011
  2. 2. Inheritance Factor Part 10: InfluencePROPHETIC WORD FROM STEVEN BLISS: Keep LookingIt is time for you to get up. Arise from your place and come sit with me.I have a place for you. You are no longer dead, but alive.For too long you’ve set aside the dreams I’ve given you. You let them sit so longthat you’ve forgotten, left them as if dead. Arise and walk in new strength.Do not be complacent. Speak my words aloud. Stir up your spirit. It is time.Shake off the dormancy. Exercise what I have within you that you may grow.I say to you, get up. Open your eyes and reach out your hands. The kingdom ofheaven is at hand.On Sunday June the 5th one of our people who speaks in the prophetic began to give aword. As he was speaking God began to reveal and show me a tree…a huge tree full ofripened fruit. People were down under this tree with baskets, large aprons held open;some had their hands outstretched and lifted up. All were looking up with greatexpectance and anticipation on their faces. Then there was a group of people with theirhands shoved deep in their pockets, faces downcast and not looking up. Then I saw a handreach down and begin to shake the tree.The Lord says the harvest is ready – now is the time to bring in the harvest. See, I amshaking the fields, I am shaking the trees. The Lord says that a great sifting, shifting andtransitioning is now taking place… Shirley RiserThe ways we maintain Access are detailed in Romans 5:We stand in grace [not works]We rejoice in hope [lift up your expectation]We glory in tribulation [get up, get out and get over]We experience the power of patienceRemember that the definition of wealth is A + C + I = WAccess + Confidence + Influence = WealthRevealing the God of “I Can”Pay attention to the Weddings in your Life. At Weddings, God does miracles.Pay attention to the appearance of four words in your self talk: I CAN & I CAN’T.I can will get you up and dancing, and will inspire others to do likewise. 2
  3. 3. Inheritance Factor Part 10: InfluenceWhat’s your definition of a control freak? Anyone who lacks enough influence.Influence: Control that determines OutcomeWhat goes in, what comes out and what turns outInfluence affects: Environment Activity ResultsBased upon our new definition of Wealth, at the Wedding at Cana, Mary is the wealthiestperson there because of her wealth mindset. Access to Jesus (sitting right next to him) Confidence (in his ability and willingness) Influence to avoid debate with the HowHow Thinking fixates on what’s missingNow Thinking focuses on ways it could happenThe World System (and it is a System) seeks to enforce a counterfeit identity: I call itVictimology. Victimology is: The purpose of a Victimology is to convince the victims that they are Rational helpless to the forces outside of them and that they are ‘right’ to act and Compelling feel as they do. Its intention is to make victims right in their own eyes. Factual This is contrasted with righteousness, which calls for actions and Disempowering decisions based upon God’s standards rather than man’s standards.We are called to resist and reject Victimology: Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Whenever you are listening more to the reasons and excuses, you probably have spiritual squatters and trespassers lurking around. Victimology gives you a false peace that overrides godly understanding and the call of the Holy Spirit to overcome. Victimology is a form of identity theft. We overcome Victimology by coming under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Influence is the primary function of the Holy Spirit. God didn’t even create the world without the Holy Spirit’s influence. 3
  4. 4. Get some HSI in your Life! Mary didn’t get pregnant without Influence.Jesus didn’t preach a wordCast a demonCall an apostleWithout the InfluenceAfter Access and Confidence, you and I are commanded to be the most Influential beingson the face of the planet. Mat 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly fatherWe are called to Preserve, Proclaim and to Provide a place for the world to experience thepower of the Gospel.So what happens when we are influential? Luke 3:21 One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened,This word “opened” is a VERY BIG WORD IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.It is used 77 times… Mat 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Mat 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: Mat 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Mat 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Mat 7:8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.Influence is when God’s hand reaches through your life, and what flows out is His Life. 4
  5. 5. God‘s influence flows through the Holy Spirit’s:FruitGiftsWorksFruit Prov 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. Prov 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence. Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Col 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Fruit is produced by seeds. What’s growing inside of you is the result of what was planted in you. What’s growing in you will determine what is growing outside of you. If you want some more fruit, start planting some more seeds.The Fruit of the Lips produces: Praise, Provision and Healing Pro 18:20 A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Isa 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him. Hbr 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.Spiritual Fruit is the by-product of the Holy Spirit Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.Actually there are 10 Fruits of the Holy Spirit… the first fruit is repentance. Mat 3:8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance.False Prophets also produce false Fruit: Mat 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. 5
  6. 6. You can’t consistently fake true spiritual fruit.Here is the Reason Why! True Spiritual Fruit has a long shelf life. John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.Let’s go back to John 2 and the Scene of the WineMary functions in perfect alignment with the fruit of the Holy Spirit.Jesus actually eats of Mary’s fruit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience… and even if the wine shop isclosed – out comes the best wine the Kingdom has to offer!The Gifts of the Holy Spirit 1. The Word of Knowledge 2. The Word of Wisdom 3. The Gift of Prophecy 4. The Gift of Faith 5. The Gifts of Healings 6. The Working of Miracles 7. The Discerning of Spirits 8. Different Kinds of Tongues 9. The Interpretation of TonguesGifts: Recognizing Spiritual GiftsI know that it seems that everyone is familiar with the 9 gifts above, but since God isinfinite, do you think that He is limited to just 9?No, if you can do it in a way that distinguishes you and your expertise, that is a gift.I have two gifts that God uses: I am the Pack King. I can pack more things into a containerthan most would imagine. I learned this working at JFK airport in 1975, when we had toload big 707s with huge amounts of baggage with very little time to do it. It was crazy, butI got some bizarre satisfaction with the ability to fit one or two more in, when there was‘no more room in the bay.’My other gift is I am also the Sandwich King: I know how to make these incredibledelicious sandwiches.But this entire concept of Gifting goes to speak to something greater. You see, your giftsare your secret weapons given to you by God.Your gifts are your means of opening up heaven’s assets and access. 6
  7. 7. When you begin to operate in your gifts (which are not just the nine listed in scripture),you begin to have an influence on those who accept your gift.When people begin to accept your gift, your gift will make room for you!The Work of the Holy SpiritSalvationFreedom: Rom. 8:2, For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from thelaw of sin and of death.Holiness: Rom. 1:4, who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrectionfrom the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord.Truth: John 14:17, that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because itdoes not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, andwill be in you.Vision: 1 Cor. 2:9-11, but just as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear hasnot heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared forthose who love Him."Holy Spirit’s EffectsCasting out demons: Matt. 12:28Comforting of believers: John 15:26Reproving the world of sin: John 16:8Making believers spiritually alive: Rom. 8:11Making intercession for believers: Rom. 8:26Invites unbelievers to accept Christ: Rev. 22:17Conditions for Influence Contact with the Living Water: Ps. 1:3; Eze. 47:12 Spiritual receptivity: Matt. 13:23 Death of the old life: John 12:24 Chastening (pruning): John 15:2 Abiding in Christ: John 15:4Christianity began with 12 men.Three years and 91 chapters later it’s 5,000That’s influenceYou can’t be an influence unless you are under the Influence. 7
  8. 8. The Influence Test: I know I am under the influence when itMakes me see things I couldn’t seeMakes me think things I couldn’t thinkMakes me do things I couldn’t doMakes me stop things I couldn’t stopMakes me believe things I couldn’t believeMakes me give things I never knew I hadMakes me go places I couldn’t findShows me love a love that’s never too late12 men under the influence changed a city, that changed the world. What about you What about now What about usThe 8 things that I’ve listed about Influence happen to people under the influence… andthey are the very 8 things that make a leader. That’s why John Maxwell calls leadershipinfluence… and over the course of this summer we will be studying Lead Like Jesus, usingthe Ken Blanchard book by the same title Ability: Authority: In 3 Realms Receiving Christ: John 1:12 Spiritual, Financial & Intellectual Receiving His Word: John 1:11, Jer 15:16 Comes from intimacy and worship Receiving His Spirit: Rom 8:14 Study Adoption of spiritual weaponry The Power to perform: Mat 6:13 Tongues The visible expression of Power: lion’s roar: Prophetic Eph 1:19 Fasting Assets including a state of mind: 2 Ti 3:15 Intercessory Prayer A prevailing force: James 5:16 Proceeding Word [Purpose Rom 8:28] Passion Declarations Assignment: 5 Indications Adversity: (When it appears) Forward Movement Ac 16:11 A Prescribed Path 2Th 3:1 Clarity & Conviction in Conflict A Modeled Process by which progress is Confidence comes from clarity Dan 11:28 achieved; this is the how Eph 2:2 Poor choices in adversity result in defeat and An Order: A specific start and a finish Lu 1:5 & oppression (It took 430 years for Egypt to gain 8 power over the Israelites.) An End 2Ti 4:7 Good choices in adversity results in promotion Philistines caused spiritual impotence Midianites caused lost of harvest Canaanites levied taxes The Confidence Quadrant © ACTIVATION 8