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July 20 th 2014. The Glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Isaiah 42:8 (ESV) “I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.”. MY RIGHTS….

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July 20 th 2014
July 20th2014

The glory of god
The Glory of God

1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Isaiah 42:8 (ESV)

“I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.”

My rights

  • Breakfast BUFFET example:

    • Free

    • Regular

    • Giving Thanks “Disappears”

    • My Right (I deserve it) takes over (PRIDE)

  • A follower of Jesus has NO RIGHTS

    • Galatians 2:20

  • I am commanded to Give Thanks

    • 1 Thess. 5:18

Worry not matthew 6 25 34
WORRY NOT - Matthew 6:25-34

  • When I worry I do not have enough Faith not to worry (v. 30)

  • When I am “worrying” I am acting like a non-believer (v.32)

  • Worry is calling me to PRAYER.

    • Philippians 4:6,7

  • We are to worry about NOTHING!

  • Worry shows something is too big for me and God is calling me to trust Him through prayer and letting Go!

Revisiting pride
Revisiting Pride

  • Satan sinned by wanting to be “like” God.

  • Pride Destroys!

    Proverbs 15:25 (ESV)

    “The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow’s boundaries.”

    Proverbs 16:5 (ESV)

    “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”


  • James 4:6 (ESV)

    “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

  • Luke 9:23 (ESV)

    “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’”

Danger of rebellion

  • 1 Samuel 15:22,23

  • God delights in our OBEDIENCE

  • Heed – listening with doing, the opposite of “did you hear me?”

  • Rebellion

    • Sin of Witchcraft (divination)

    • Witchcraft is directly going to the Enemy for what you want in various areas.

    • Stubbornness is iniquity and Idolatry.

  • Rebellion against authorities

    • Romans 13:1-5

      • Parents

      • Teachers

      • Boss

      • Government

      • Church Rebellion

Why the occult
Why the Occult

  • For Guidance

    • Towards the future

    • Examples: horoscopes, psychics, ouija boards, bloody mary, games, palm reading, spirit guides, magic eight ball…

    • 1 Samuel 28:7-25 (king Saul, witch, and Samuel)

  • For Power

    • “Supernatural Abilities” to control people, places, and events

    • Examples: levitation, spells, curses, water wishing, Harry Potter, Snow White, seeing, hearing or feeling into the spirit realm…

    • Mark 5: 2-5

Why the occult1
Why the Occult

  • For Healing

    • Physical health

    • Examples: charms, spells, potions, witches, witch doctors, new age medicines…

    • 2 Chronicles 16:12,13

  • For Protection

    • Physical, spiritual, and mental protection

    • Often seen as protecting from “bad spirits”

    • Examples: spells, charms, idols in house, “bibles used as rituals”, superstitions…

    • Exodus 7:11,12

Freedom from the occult
Freedom from the Occult

General Rule: It is not that it works, but who is working it?

Deuteronomy 7:25,26 (NKJV)

“ You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.  Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”

Occult freedom
Occult Freedom

  • Ask God to reveal all occultic activity

  • Ask God to reveal all occult objects in my house

  • Renounce all activity through forgiveness

  • Ask God to remove the enemy in all occult areas of my life and it’s power

  • Destroy all occult objects with fire (if possible)

  • Rededicate your life and home over to the control of God

Does the holy spirit have full access in your
Does the Holy Spirit Have FULL Access In Your _____?







1 Corinthians 6:19,20 (NKJV)

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Grieve not the holy spirit
GRIEVE Not the Holy Spirit…

  • Grieving by turning to someone or something else other than God as first in my life.

    • Addictions

    • Anger

    • Myself

    • TV, Games, Movies

    • Escaping Reality

  • Trying to claim an identity for myself based on works apart from the finished work of Jesus Christ.

    • Worth

    • Value

    • Significance

    • Acceptance

    • Joy

Quench not the holy spirit
QUENCH Not the Holy Spirit

  • Rejecting or Neglecting what God has clearly told me to do.

    • Live a Holy (set apart) life in Christ

    • Set Your Mind on things above

    • Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness

    • Have NO other God’s before Him

  • NOT giving thanks in all circumstances.

    • God is not an author of Evil, but He allows difficult times to draw you closer to Him (His glory and your good)

  • NOT trusting God in our present time.

Be filled with the holy spirit
Be FILLED With the Holy Spirit

  • “The Holy Spirit will not adjust to you; you must adjust to Him daily.” - RT Kendall

  • Filling of the Holy Spirit by allowing Him access to the various areas of my life

    • He leads you must follow

    • Surrendering all areas of life to His access

  • Example: Jesus

    • Luke 4:1,2a (NKJV)

      “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil…”