WEDNESDAY 06/24/2015

THE HOLY SPIRIT V.3: The Fruit of the Spirit

LONGSUFFERING:
1 Peter 3:16
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
2 Peter 3:9, 15
[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
[15] And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
Methuselah
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SUNDAY 06/21/2015

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP PART 6

4-RESPONSIBILITY
RE (turn or return) SPONSor (assume costs) BILITY (ability)
The ability to return to the one who gave the power and resources.
Sponsor –
  • : a person or organization that pays the cost of an activity or event(such as a radio or television program, sports event, concert, etc.) in return for the right to advertise during the activity or event
  • : a person or organization that gives someone money for participatingin a charity event (such as a walk or race)
  • : an organization that gives money to an athlete for training, clothes, equipment, etc., in return for the right to use the athlete for advertising
Irresponsibility – lacking ability to be held accountable.
Matthew 25:14-17,27-29 KJV
[14] For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. [15] And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. [16] Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. [17] And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. [27] Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. [28] Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. [29] For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath
God gives us seed, expecting us to return to Him with a harvest!
Servant commended… Appreciation VS Depreciation (VALUE LEVEL)
Jesus sponsors the preaching of the Kingdom.
Luke 10:4 KJV
[4] Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
Luke 22:35 KJV
[35] And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Luke 12:48 (quote)
For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

WEDNESDAY 06/17/15

THE HOLY SPIRIT, VOL 3: The Fruit of the Spirit (Part 6)

Galatians 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.

 
MEEKNESS

Galatians 6:1-3
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Ephesians 3:8
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
1 Timothy 1:15-16
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

2 Timothy 2:24-25
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth
John 8:7 KJV
[7] So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Titus 3:2-7
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life
James 3:12
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
LONGSUFFERING
Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Ephesians 4:1-2
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.
Colossians 3:12-13
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any:even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
1 Timothy 1:15-16
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
2 Timothy 3:10
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2 Timothy 4:1
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
1 Peter 3:16
Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
2 Peter 3:9, 15
[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
[15] And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

SUNDAY 06/14/15

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP PART 5

3-INITIATIVE
  • : the power or opportunity to do something before others do
  • : the energy and desire that is needed to do something without being prompted by others
  • : an act or strategy intended to resolve a difficulty or improve a situation; a fresh approach to something
NOTE: You can’t get ahead of anyone else as a leader without initiative.
Proverbs 6:6-11 KJV
[6] Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: [7] Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, [8] Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. [9] How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? [10] Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: [11] So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
-Don’t wait for direction. When you see there’s a need, move on it!
-Take the initiative to do what you know needs to be done without waiting to be told.
-It’s easier to redirect motion than to push someone to move.
-Don’t sit around with complacent men (Psalms 1:1-3).
-Those who are responsible take initiative.
Proverbs 22:29 KJV
[29] Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean (of darkness, obscure, unclear) men.
Luke 17:10 KJV
[10] So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
Doing only what was commanded was called “unprofitable.”
EXAMPLES OF INITIATIVE:
A. David defeating Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:29 KJV
[29] And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
B. Ester going before the king.
Esther 4:14 KJV
[14] For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
C. Rebekkah watering the camels.
Genesis 24:14 KJV
[14] And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
D. Naomi’s return to her home land. Ruth’s initiative in Boaz’s field (Ruth).
E. Joshua & Caleb’s faith in conquering the Promise Land (Numbers 13-14).
Numbers 14:6-8 KJV
[6] And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes: [7] And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. [8] If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
With Israel ready to return to Egypt with the news of the “giants” in the land and Moses and Aaron on their faces before God, these men declared the Word of faith!
F. Nehemiah rebuilding the wall.
Nehemiah 1 – He repented for generational and national sins and reminded God of His promise and asked for the task to prosper.

SUNDAY 06/07/15

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP PART 4
THINGS NEEDED TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
VISION, EXCELLENCE, INITIATIVE, RESPONSIBLITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, HONOR
2-EXCELLENCE
Daniel 6:3 KJV
[3] Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
-It is the heart of WOGM to operate in the Spirit of excellence.
-I’d rather do ten things in excellence that twenty things average.
-We can’t advance in our vision until we have developed and matured where we are.
Execute – done. Executive (CEO) get things done. People seek those who get things done.
A. An excellent spirit refuses to be ignorant.
 
Daniel 1:20 KJV
[20] And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Daniel 11:32 KJV
[32] And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits .
Daniel 9:2 KJV
[2] In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Hosea 4:6
Phil. 3:10
2 Peter 1:10
Proverbs 25:2 KJV
[2] It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Daniel had both political and spiritual knowledge (6:10; 9:2). He studied world events in the light of prophecy.
Abraham, Moses, Samuel & Jeremiah, were called. Daniel sought!
Proverbs 6:6 teaches us to learn from an ant; Matthew 10:16, a serpent.
Ecclesiastes 7:16 AMP
[16] Be not morbidly exacting and externally righteous overmuch, neither strive to make yourself pretentiously appear overwise–why should you get puffed up and destroy yourself with presumptuous self-sufficiency?
1 Kings 10:7 KJV
[7] Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it : and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
John 7:46 KJV
[46] The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
B. An excellent spirit is not influenced by money.
Daniel 5:14,17 KJV
[14] I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee. [17] Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
Matthew 6:21, 24
C. An excellent spirt cannot be intimidated.
Daniel 6:10 KJV
[10] Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Daniel prayed in the “upper room” or chamber.
Daniel prayed with windows open to Jerusalem.
Daniel prayed 3 times per day.
Psalm 73:25 KJV
[25] Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
D. An excellent spirit will not compromise integrity.
 
Daniel 6:4 KJV
[4] Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

SUNDAY 05/31/15

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP PART 3
THE PRICE AND PLACE OF LEADERSHIP
Matthew 20:21-23 KJV
[21] And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. [22] But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. [23] And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
THE QUESTION: a) The Price, b) The Position (Matt. 20:21-23)
The wrong question was asked; she sought position not price.
You CANNOT pray for a position.
a) The Price is set by your enemies; those who oppose your place in the Kingdom.
Examples: David, Joseph, Abel, Joseph, Nehemiah, Jesus
Hebrews 11
b) The Position is set by your Father.
Matthew 26:37-40 KJV
[37] And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. [38] Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. [39] And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt . [40] And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Luke 14:28-33 KJV
[28] For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? [29] Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it , all that behold it begin to mock him, [30] Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. [31] Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? [32] Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. [33] So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Position = the location where someone or something should be; the correct place.
Opposition = resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument. Or. the principal political party opposed to the one in office.

SUNDAY 05/24/15

KINGDOM LEADERSHIP PART 2
THINGS NEEDED TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
1-VISION
1 Corinthians 1:10-11 KJV
[10] Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. [11] For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
-Division is the enemy to vision.
-People (staff/volunteers/members/partners) are PROvision (Luke 10).
-You are here to be provision. It’s wrong to work for an organization and take payment for services that do not advance the vision of that ministry.
-Next year will not look like this year. We get front row seats to see what God will do next!
-Amos 3:3, can two WALK together except that be agreed? People of like-vision are moving; they are going somewhere!
-Division is the enemy to productivity. Let’s not sit around talking about what could have been different about a certain thing. Let’s get in line with where we are going and center our efforts on the big picture and move forward.
-Know where you are going, yet thrive where you are at.
-The sure way to stay where you are is to never duplicate yourself.
-Succession is essential for success.
-If I’m advanced from my position would I leave a void?
-If I left my position would it be noticed?
-measure leadership by how many you serve, not how many serve you.
VISION LEADERSHIP
The next step in forming your leadership ID is to create a personal vision. A vision tells you who you are (your purpose), where you’re going (your picture of the future), and what will guide your journey (your values).
VISION does three things:
  1. PURPOSE, it tells you who you are.
  2. FUTURE, where you are going.
  3. VALUES, what will guide your journey.
VALUES:
Should be listed in order of rank.