ACTIVATE WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY GIVEN
FAITH OF CHRIST CHURCH
FAITH WE LIVE TILL THE END
GAL 2:20; ROM 3:22; EPH 1:22-23 KJV
Preach Grace and the Finished work Christ
To Obtain Spiritual Balance Maturity Living through Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministering, Evangelism and Worship.
Be an effective Member of FCC Small Groups
Read One Chapter a Day of the Holy Bible
ACTIVATE WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY GIVEN EPH 1:17-23
Spirit of Wisdom of God is our way to know all the gifts and promises of God. It gives hope Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. How to activate these gifts is what we will learn today. Glory to God,
Heavenly Father Creator of the Universe, humbly we bow to You. Praising You gives us strong influence in life. You always give Grace that originates our successful ways. Thank You for making effective our assembling together. Bless those who display eagerness to improve their lives and respond favorably to Your actions and strong love. Help us plan effectively for Your Church. Help us persuade others with tactfulness. To be influential about Christ finished works. All for Your glory. In Jesus Mighty Name. Amen
^^^ "Sage of the Shakya") Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk (śramaṇa), mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
Buddha before his death said “I’m still looking for the truth”
From Nazareth came the Son of God came “Immanuel” meaning God with us. Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
(ACTIVATE WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY GIVEN)
Open Your Bible in EPH 1:17-23
SPIRIT OF WISDOM
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. EPH 1:17
^^^ The Spirit of Wisdom
(Hebrew is Chockmah - Greek is Sophia)
^^^ The first function or operation of the
MIND OF CHRIST
is produced by the Spirit of the Lord in us, it is the Spirit of Wisdom
^^^ The Spirit of Wisdom is simply all of God's Supernatural Thoughts that He has already placed in our hearts at our new birth. Hebrews 8:10 says that God inscribes or engraves His Word in our hearts.
^^^ God's Wisdom is His supernatural intelligence-His secret knowledge. (God's Wisdom is like a hidden "mystery" that can only be revealed by God's Spirit.)
^^^ God's Wisdom is not a wisdom of the world, because it can't be bought, it can't be studied for, or earned.
^^^ There are intelligent men who have exhaustive knowledge of the world's wisdom, but are completely ignorant of God's Wisdom, His Thoughts and His Word. Job 32:9 says, "Great men are not always wise:..."
^^^ God's Wisdom is the foundation of our lives and the basis upon which the rest of our spiritual "house" will be built. Proverbs 24:3 validates this when it says, "through wisdom a house is built..."
^^^ So, whether we realize it or not, God's Word (His Wisdom) must be our sustenance, our nourishment, our food, and our life's bread. "Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone"
EYES OF YOUR HEART
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, EPH 1:18
^^^ Hope of His calling is Love.
^^^ There we can achieve the highest standard of living.
^^^ You will be committed to excellence.
^^^ God loves you whether you feel it or not. His love is poured in the heart
^^^ It is not conditional upon good actions or holiness.
^^^ We are asked to start from the place where God has already provided everything.
^^^ If I don’t feel His love, it’s not that God didn’t give, it’s that I don’t realize what I have.
And what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might EPH 1:19
^^^ That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love Eph 3:16
^^^ Spirit is given after we believe the Gospel Eph 1:13 (we are sealed by the Spirit)
Acceptance Rom 10:9; Given the Holy Spirit Eph 1:13; Children John 1:12; Fellow Heir Rom 8:17
^^^ Eliminates condemnation
^^^ Legalistic mentality (trying to earn things from God)
^^^ Removes doubt.
HOW COULD YOU EVER DOUBT SOMETHING YOU ALREADY HAVE?
Which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places EPH 1: 20
^^^ Why pray for what you already got?
^^^ We get total silence from the Lord
^^^ God already given us everything we need in life
GIVEN THINGS WE NEED
Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called usby His own glory and excellence. 2PET 1:3
^^^ We receive what we already have from our Lord Jesus Christ. (Above all)
Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. EPH 1:21
^^^ He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
^^^ Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. EPH 1:22-23
^^^ God gave the Son full authority on earth. Heb 1:1-2
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ EPH 1:3
HOW DO WE ACTIVATE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE?
A. INSTEAD OF PRAYING
“Lord just be with me, if it be Your will. Or God where are You? God could you just love me, I don’t feel the love.”
“Thank You, Father, that You’ll never leave me, that You’re always here. Thank You for Your goodness.”
B. INSTEAD OF PRAYING
“Lord heal my sickness.”
(Meditate: Jesus is the propitiation/ divine favor for our sins, by His strife’s He healed us)
Thank You, Father, You healed the blind Bartemus, the Woman with issue of blood and You brought to life Lazarus, I know with You nothing is impossible, please touch me like them.
The Spirit of Wisdom of Christ eliminates man-made wisdom giving us understanding. Reading the Bible is important. Acknowledging the good things the Word says activates what is in you..
JESUS BLESS YOU
LIVE IN THE FAITH OF CHRIST