Headlines 6 GOD IS SPEAKING Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
If you want to have a real relationship with God, you have to have real dialogue. Communication is key to any relationship and God wants you to hear Him speak. If you want to have a real relationship with God, you have to have real dialogue. Communication is key to any relationship and God wants you to hear Him speak.
God designed human beings to learn communication skills and language.
It’s not a joke when God says we wants us to know Him.
TO KNOW THE HEART OF GOD SO WE CAN RECOGNIZE THE VOICE OF GOD AND TO HAVE THE GUTS AND THE CHARACTER TO CARRY OUT WHAT GOD IS SPEAKING IS EVERYTHING IN 2020.
GOD IS SPEAKING TO YOU, A RIGHT NOW WORD THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING. A word in direct contrast to what the world is saying and we must develop a huge value for the voice of God.
A big part of the church doesn’t even have a grid for the supernatural.
THE CONTROVERSY OVER HEARING GOD SPEAK IS REALLY A NOT ABOUT THAT AT ALL. IT’S ABOUT TWO CAMPS IN THE CHURCH .⦁ THOSE WHO EXHIBIT GOD ⦁ THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE AND ENCOUNTER GOD
I don’t believe the church of Jesus Christ should be a Holy museum but a living example. We are supposed to walk in full demonstration of the Lord.
Should we exhibit God?
The Spirit of the Lord is being poured out into your life.
One of the things I can’t waste time about is the question of “is God is speaking or not?” Yes. Of course, God is speaking and it’s not the ceiling. It’s the floor. It’s not the advanced part of walking with God. It is, in fact, a very FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLE.
Hebrews 6:1 – [The Peril of Not Progressing] Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God…
A very foundation principle is found in Matthew 16:17–18 – Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
IT’S BEDROCK CHRISTIANITY. IT’S CHRISTIANITY 101.
The church whose foundation is built upon personal revelation of Jesus Christ by the mouth of God Himself is the church with break-through power.
YOUR ABILITY TO GET PAST THE ENEMY’S BARRIERS (the gates of hell) IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO YOUR ABILITY TO HEAR GOD SPEAK.
…and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE CHURCH IS INVADING HELL. It means Heaven is invading earth.
Hearing God speak and obeying what God is telling you gives you authority to bust through things. Heaven really invades earth when we hear God speak and we obey His voice.
I am not sure I’m that church.
Psalm 23:1-3 – The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake
Is the Lord your shepherd? Are you part of that church where the Lord is your shepherd? ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
John 10:27 – My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me
ARE YOU THE FRIEND OF GOD?The first understanding of being a friend of God is that you relate to the fact that Jesus died for you.
John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
The 2nd understanding of what it means to be the friend of God is that you lay down your life for Him.
John 15:14 – You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
FRIENDS, KNOW WHAT THE FATHER IS SPEAKING.
John 15:15 – No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Are you a child of God? Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Galatians 3:26 – For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus
Everything of faith is developmental.
Shocking as this may be to some – just because we receive the Lord does NOT mean • we automatically become a mature Christian. • we are automatically skilled in the Word of Righteousness.
“For every one that uses milk is UNSKILLFUL in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe … but strong meat belongs to them that are of a full age (mature), those who by PRACTICE (reason of use) have trained (exercised) their senses to be able to judge (discern) what is God (good) and what is not (evil). [Heb: 5:13-14]
There are things we can do TO INCREASE GOD’S VOICE IN YOUR LIFE.
Set an Appointment (Exodus 19:10–11, 19)
Exodus 32:29 – For Moses had said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD,….. that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day”.
THERE IS A SPECIAL BLESSING THAT ONLY COMES FROM TIMES OF WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS CONSECRATION.
Consecration is about an intentional posture toward God’s presence. It’s setting yourself apart in a specific way for God to bless you in a specific way.
We only comprehend the goodness of God through personal encounter.Psalm 34:8 – O taste and see that the LORD is good.
Psalm 84:5 – Blessed is the man…whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
Luke 6:38 – “…For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Your value for the voice of God is in tandem with your value for the WORD OF GOD.
Your value for the voice of God is in tandem with your value for THE HEART OF GOD.
Your value for the voice of God is in tandem with your value for THE KINGDOM OF GOD.