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DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT’S FIRE

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DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT’S FIRE

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.”

The Scene: a fire extinguisher representing the people who do not believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.”

The world has tried to quench the Spirit and will continue to do so, until the end, the fulfillment of time.  Believers are called to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit–He speaks only truth.

John 16:13-14 ” But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. ‘ ”

Jesus was speaking to the Apostles telling them whom they should expect after He had been resurrected and returned to heaven.

John 14: 15–18 ” ‘ If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives  with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans.’ ”

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GET WISDOM

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GET WISDOM

James 3:17-18 ” But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then  peaceloving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of  righteousness.”

The Scene: a basket full of grapes–representing the harvest that righteous living brings to believers in Jesus Christ the Savior (for his followers).

The harvest for Christians is the fruit of the Spirit” they are named in Galatians 5:22; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

The fruit giver is our Lord Jesus, through His Holy Spirit.

John 15:16-17 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.”

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KEEP MY LAMP BURNING

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Psalm 18:28 ” You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”

The Scene: The light began to dim, nearly going out–but with a prayer for restoration, the light increased and shone brightly:  a sign of healing and provision.

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a  lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”

Jonah 2:1-2 ” From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said:  ‘In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.’ ”

Philippians 4:19 (AMP) “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ.”

Our God waits and longs for us to come to Him. He is more than willing and capable of meeting whatever we ask for, in His name. Just ask! Try Him and see the power, and love of your holy God!

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OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

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OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Isaiah 61:3b ” They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. ”

The Scene: A forest of  oak trees, though sparse in their spacing and number, stand tall. The ground around them is barren of any other vegetation; no weeds, no vines, bushes, etc. The tall tress are a representation of God’s holy people, a people of righteousness, those filled with His Spirit, trying to do right, followers of His Word.

The missing ground clutter–symbolic of the world’s sin nature. Works of evil have been removed.

Matthew 24:13-14 “But he who stands firm to the end will be saved.  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

Psalm 96:1-2,11-13 “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. v.11-13 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the people in his truth.”

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ONE DAY AT A TIME

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ONE DAY AT A TIME

Exodus 13:21-22 ” By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”

The Scene: A representation of the pillar of cloud; each day God set the course for the Israelites to follow. Trusting Him, they followed the pillar of cloud by day and a pillar fire by night–not worrying about tomorrow or what the future would bring. Father God provided every day:  the Israelites’ water, clothing, and food.

Today we are called to do likewise, thinking only of today and what it brings (good and bad) trusting only in our God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Following the Holy Spirit as our guide; not by cloud or fire, but by prayer and meditation along with study on His Word, our Comforter the  Counselor will lead us through our day, if we let Him.

John 14: 15-18 ” ‘If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.’ ”

John 14: 26-27 ” ‘But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’ ”

 

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CONSECRATION

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CONSECRATION

2Corinthians 8:5 ” And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.”

The Scene: A store front; with people standing and sitting, waiting, as if for an assignment. The people represent Christians who have given of themselves (time, talent, treasure) to God and are called into ministry (the five fold ministry).*

*See Ephesians 4:11 Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.

Acts6:1, 3, 7 “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food… ‘Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.’… So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

As followers of Jesus we are called to follow His example, serve Him, as He calls us out for service and goes before us.

NOTE: When people allow themselves to be used of God and join together like an army, they are a powerful tool, a strong force for good, for God.

Psalm 40:7 “Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come–it is written about me in the scroll.’ ”

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A FIRM FOUNDATION

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A FIRM FOUNDATION

Isaiah 28:16 ” So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘ See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.’ ”

The Scene: A solid rock wall built upon a rock foundation–the rock representing Jesus. He is “the Rock”. The cornerstone sets the orientation/direction for the structure.  The structure represents Christians and the Church.

Ephesians 2:20-22 “Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”

Isaiah 12:2 ” Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

When we build something we want it to last. When we build our tower of strength on the Rock, Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, we are assured that our faith, which leads to our salvation, will come through the storms and troubles of our lives–Jesus’ help will stand the test of time and we will reign with Him in heaven forever.

2 Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: ‘The Lord knows those who are his,’ and, ‘Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.’ ”

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