Last week – 7 things to do in 20131.Find GOD with ALL your heart and DESIRE to knowHim more2.CHOOSE wisely the road to follow3.Be FILLED with the HOLY SPIRIT4.Grow into SONS, be light and salt5.Be a worthy AMBASSADOR of the Kingdom6.SERVE God, put the gifts in you into ACTION7.Discover your TRUE IDENTITY in God!
What is a KINGDOM? What are the components of a Kingdom? Jesus did NOT come to start a religion!MATTHEW 13: 1 -23
The Kingdom is already given!•It is wonderful to receive a gift•We all love to receive gifts•Giving is the most powerful act of the trueessence of the human spirit•GIVING is impossible without RECEIVING Acts 20: 33-35; Matthew 7:6
The Parable of Giving•You can ACCEPT a gift and not RECEIVE it.•Yet receiving is impossible without accepting•It is possible to accept a dress and not wear it.•It is possible to accept a drink and not drink it•It is possible to accept a life and not experience it.
Where is the gift?ACCEPTANCE takes you one step closer to RECEIVINGUNWRAPPING the PACKAGE is the final step toaccessing the gift THE GIFT IS WHAT IS IN THE GIFT
CHRIST WAS A GIFT TO HUMANITYHAVE YOU TAKEN TIME TO UNWRAP HIM YET? WHAT DID JESUS CARRY? WHAT DID JESUS BRING TO EARTH? WHAT DID JESUS CARRY TO EARTH?
Matthew 2:2•During Christmas we celebrate the birth of theMessiah – ANOINTED KING•Jesus’s birth marked the Return of the King to Hiscolony (GOD HIMSELF ON EARTH)•Christ Jesus the KING was God’s gift to man•The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN was Christ Jesus THEKING’S GOFT to Mankind on Earth
The Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heavenGive us today our daily bread.Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and for ever. Amen.
So far, many of us have sang tothe King and still haven’t opened Him. Many of us still don’t get why we go to church or the essence of our faith
• Mary gave birth to the box and wrapping, God gave the gift!• Many of us are stuck with the wrapping but not the gift• We cannot access the GIFT without accepting the container!• The Kingdom is righteousness, peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost - This is the good news• JOHN 7:39• Jesus is the DOOR, (where does it lead to, a room?) the way (where is the destination).• You are in the this world but NOT OF this world.• You can sing about the package, tell how God it is but not accept the content• The Kingdom is in the SPIRIT OF GOD!• It is a TOTAL PACKAGE… EVERYTHING WE NEED IS IN IT
Satan does not mind if you acceptJesus. As long as you don’t know what Jesus knows, he is cool! HE GETS MAD WHEN YOU ACCEPT THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM BECAUSE IT CONFERS ON YOU AUTHORITY, POWER, DOMINION TO RULE AND REIGN
DOORS ARE FOR ACCESS WILL YOU TAKE A BOLD STEP TODAY TO NOT ONLY ACCEPT THE WAY OR THE DOOR BUT TO STEP IN Appreciate this gift of God! John 1:12Acknowledgement is not acceptance, acceptance is not reception
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