Sunday, November 18, 2019
Pastor Jerry Sellers,
OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
The book of Philippians is written to the believers that where in Philippi. They where greatly persecuted to the point that many where dispersed and where running for their lives. They had to leave homes, their lively hood, families because of their faith.The book of Philippians is written to the believers that where in Philippi. They where greatly persecuted to the point that many where dispersed and where running for their lives. They had to leave homes, their lively hood, families because of their faith.
Philippians 4 — — full of transformational scripture
Vs4 – Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say RejoiceVs6 – Don’t worryVs7 – Peace of God will guard your heart and mindVs9 – God of Peace will be with youVs19 – my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches
There is one scripture that I believe releases us to be extraordinary, supernatural, an overcomer, to go after the atmosphere of Heaven, to walk in signs miracles and wonders, to break free from the mistakes of the past.
To life a life of victory, to be a winner, to be an overcomer
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christwho strengthens me.
Say it with me. It all starts with our minds, how we think.
Proverbs 23:7 (TPT)For as he thinks within himself, so is he.
The power of transformed thinking.
You have to learn to think right.
The Bible says
Philippians 4:8 (TPT)So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.
Philippians 2:5 (KJV)Let this mind be in you,which was also in Christ Jesus.
We need to learn to think the way Jesus does. We honestly have to work at having a right mind.
Romans 12:2 (TPT)Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
It’s-a choice to Think optimistic thoughts or positive thoughts
Difference between a Positive thinker and a Negative thinker is how we learn to handle self-talk.
Part of the challenge of self-esteem, part of the challenge of finding out and discovering our identity, part of the challenge of learning how to love ourselves, part of the challenge of thinking positively is dealing with the self talk that goes on in our head.
There has been studies from psychologist and in these studies they discuss self talk and self-love. The reset the research shows that if you’re alive, then you’re involved in self talk. Another words you talk to yourself and in the research it says that you talk to yourself more than you talk to anybody else.
We speak to our self 9000 to 50,000 words every day. 9000 is the men 50,000 is the women.
Psychologist tell us that 80% of our self talk is negative it’s destructive. We have an enemy in fact in Revelation 12 it talks about the accuser and this accuser accuses us day and night before the father. When we don’t like ourselves, when we allow these negative thoughts to linger and to take root in the soil of our minds, we then begin to embrace the accusers revelation of ourselves and we begin to struggle even liking ourselves.
Does any of this sound familiar? what we are doing is We are partnering with the negative thoughts that bombard our minds day in and day out.
That’s self talk. Why is that self talk? We are breeding the accuser’s the devil’s revelation into our souls because we don’t like ourselves and we are embracing his commentary on us and not believing God’s commentary about us.
When we learn to have the mind of Christ, when we learn to renew our minds, when we learn to transform our minds then we learn to reject the enemies commentary the negative thoughts about ourselves and we jump into what God says about us and we learn to love us.
We say no I am a child of the king I am a son of God I am the beloved I am the one that he created. I am washed in the blood of Jesus Christ and by the way have a new heart and I knew mind I am a new creation. I have a brand new nature his righteousness has been inputted into me he lives in me I live in him and I stand before God the father has justified.
ILL. a little ponyMeadowlark Lemon – 1950s
1. I CAN – Make A Resolution
So much of us discovering and stepping into our true identity is being. It’s believing what the Father is about us who we are and who we are becoming. it’s having faith
We have to believe before we can upgrade to achieve: blessing anointing healing provision forgiveness
How many times did Jesus speak this?42 times in the Gospels alone.
ILL greatest baseball player in the world
Hebrews 11:6-8 (KJV) But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Winning walks with Jesus, victories, overcome.You have to believe, what is it that you want from God? What is the desire of your heart – believe, apply faith to it.
Say with me “ I can” “Do all things”
2. “DO ALL THINGS” Be Ready To Walk Out Our Faith
what we believe
You can’t just sit on your butt and expect things to happen.
Through the years some have disguised desire for what they want under the banner of Faith.
Family salvation – believe, faith, seek the Lord, invite to church, live a life that glorifies God.
Become what you believe:
John 14:12 (NIV)12Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Matthew 10:7-8And as you go, preach this message: ‘Heaven’s kingdom realm is accessible, close enough to touch.You must continually bring healing to lepers and to those who are sick, and make it your habit to break off the demonic presence from people, and raise the dead back to life. Freely you have received the power of the kingdom, so freely release it to others.
Love is an action; that means there’s something to do. James said faith without works is dead. Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments.
Jehovah – Father is a God of Action told the disciples to go, live; not just believe, not just have faith. A lot of Believers are just sitting, and waiting for his return. Jesus said occupy till I come…Do business
Look at many of the miracles recorded in the Bible involving action (feeding 5000, Jerico, Peter walking on the water, the woman who had the issue of blood, Elijah and the widow, Moses Aaron and Hur, the catching of the 153 fish).
There is something to do. Are you serving? Do you volunteer in a specific ministry? What fruit are you producing? Well Jerry I’m just to busy….We all have a Kingdom assignment listen oThe only thing that you will do that will outlast you is serving and doing Kingdom assignments. You can greet, children’s or youth, media, usher, prayer teams, alter teams, teach, help cook team food bank what is it that he Father has specifically created you for?
3. “Through Christ who strengthens me” Rely On Jesus Christ
When we get Jesus involved ALL things are possible; without Him the impossible stays impossible
Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
He is the Power – Dynamos – Dynamite
He is our Strength…..The joy of the Lord is our strength.
ILL little boy and a rock
I CAN: faith; hope; believingDO ALL THINGS: feet ??, action, work; fighting for you?????THROUGH CHRIST: foundation; force, fuel of God
I can do all things through Christ – proclamation, performance, power
What can you do through Christ?
Live an anointed lifeLive victorious today and can be free from the pastReceive a 100-fold blessingWalk in the healing love of Jesus See salvation come to your entire familyProvide for your familyBe a powerful witnessLove your enemiesDo good to those who do evilLight in the darknessBe a powerful giver – I have nothing then get to workBreak addictionsWalk in favorLive abundantly Resist the devilMake a differenceA great husband, wife, daddy, momma, son, daughterYou can have eternal life