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Fri, Aug 03, 2018

Anointed to Do Good Works - Time of Renewal Day 6

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1:23:32
You cannot live next to Jesus if you are an opportunist (doing things for your own interest). An opportunist does not serve God but work for themselves. For example, Elisha served Elijah whole heartedly; the prodigal son only wanted his inheritance. Prodigal ministries always end in misery. The only person an opportunist serves is self. A priest serves God. Many people focus on their destinies instead of serving God. Your destiny is Jesus, He is the purpose and goal.
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It is easy to do good works in your flesh and not please God
- Even if you do wonderful works, as long as it is in the flesh, God won’t be pleased.
- One day when you are before God, what will remain standing is the good works you have done before God

Lessons from Jesus:
- He prioritized spending time with God
- He was reliable (John 8:28-29)

Without Jesus we cannot do anything.

Revelations 4:6-7
1. Lion (summary)
You cannot draw to Jesus without adopting His nobility
- Without courage there are places you won’t follow Jesus
- When you speak, the life of Jesus in you is expressed

2. Calf
Young bull
- The bull’s job is to carry yokes and pull weight

5 characteristics of a bull
i. Devotion
A bull is there to serve its Master continuously
- Devotion = available to serve
- It is being present expecting God to call you anytime
- When you are available God will focus His attention on you
- God will rely on you as His extension to be a blessing to others

God counts on those who are available
- He will never forget your labour as it is a seed

Devotion
- Ready, willing, passionate, joyful, consecrated

a. Readily available for God’s use
David always worked with people who were willing to work
- 1 Chronicles 28:21
- In God’s kingdom it is not our inner capacity but our devotion
- You can’t live close to God is ain’t readily available

b. Loyalty
Respect of commitment to the duties of honour.

A person isn’t loyal because they are kind but due:
• To gratefulness for salvation and what God has done for you
- If God allows you to serve Him, it is a privilege

• Consideration
- Jesus, is a great Lord; He is my king

• Faithfulness
- Refusal of mediocrity in your obedience to God
- You need to do exactly what God has asked you to do

ii. Sacrifice
The calf is on the ground because it is created for it
- I serve God because I was created for it

You cannot live next to Jesus if you are an opportunist (doing things for your own interest)
- An opportunist does not serve God but work for themselves
- For example, Elisha served Elijah whole heartedly; the prodigal son only wanted his inheritance.
- Prodigal ministries always end in misery
The only person an opportunist serves is self
- A priest serves God
- Many people focus on their destinies instead of serving God
- Your destiny is Jesus, He is the purpose and goal

iii. Service
To live close to Jesus is being a servant
- If you focus on gaining Christ, you will serve Him excellently
- If you build your life on love, you configure yourself for eternal life

Service – things come to life through service

Aim of work
- Destroys chaos and established order
- To bring the invisible to visibility

iv. Endurance/resilience
A bull can carry a yoke/burden
- You need to stand firm under the yoke
- When put under pressure you need to stand firm in your faith (resilient trust)

3. The face of Man
Man is a master piece of God
- It is in the eternal plan of God for Jesus to be the last Adam
- God who became Man = Jesus
- He is the firstborn

To be close to God you need to have humanity
- Whatever and wherever God takes you never lose your humanity
- God takes pleasure in humanity

Man according to God:
i. Soul – natural – first Adam
ii. Spirit – life giving spirit – last Adam
- Divine, heavenly, Man of accomplishment
- 1 Corinthians 15:15

The devil always wants to take you to first Man level – move between the tree of good and evil (life of Adam)

Isaiah 53:11
Jesus’s work is to make us Spiritual and not dependent on our emotions
- The soul can be configured
- I am a life giving source because I am part of the second Man through Jesus

4. Eagle
The eagle is flying
- Power of flying – moving in the spiritual
- You cannot stand before God carnal
- You need to live in presence of God

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