Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022
Stewarding Environments, atmospheres and cultures from Ghost Stories to Holy Ghost Stories
THIS WEEK IS CALLED HIGH STANDING HAIR otherwise known as Goosebumps
When it happens, the hairs on your arms, legs, or torso stand up straight. The hairs also pull a little bump of skin, the hair follicle, up with them.
One of the medical terms for goosebumps is cutis anserina. The term “goosebumps” is most widely used because it’s easy to remember: The little bumps that form on your skin when this phenomenon happens look like the skin of a plucked bird.
You go in the shower and look like Gorillas in the Mist, YOU AIN’T Jane Goodall
Look like big foot in a tank top, you got like a chia pet
Everyone experiences goosebumps from time to time.
When the atmosphere or the environment or the culture is scary .
Environment, Culture & Atmosphere
Your environment has to do with how you steward the spaces you live in.
Your culture has to do with your highest values and how you deal with other people.
Your atmosphere as you do with how you carry the manifest presence of God or how you manifest Heaven or hell.
STEWARDING YOUR ATMOSPHERE:
Mid-17th century: from modern Latin atmosphaera, from Greek atmos ‘vapor’ + sphaira ‘ball, globe’.
Is this a place where where heaven operate or hell operates
MAN, A TOWN OR A HOUSE THAT HAS A BAD SPIRIT
We are not talking about The Holy Spirit or a demonic spirit
We are talking about the atmosphere or the spirit of a place and it is determined by what has dominion over it.
The atmosphere is compatible with the spirit that has dominion over it
Because of that, there are holy places and unholy places.
There are people, places, things and all kinds of nouns that have a good spirit or a bad spirit.
If your peace will not return to you
Matthew 10:11-16 “Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. 12 And when you go into a household, greet it. 13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city! 16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
We need a slick kind of wisdom when it comes to the environments we live in don’t let hostile environments dirty up our walks and our journeys in Jesus shake the dust off your feet
The bible doesn’t say, “Oh, how filthy are the feet of those who carry this gospel.”
Isaiah 52:7 – How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation
Ugly feet jokes
Jurassic Park toe nail
Toes like sausages making gang signs somehow
Takes off his shoe and mushrooms fall out
These men walking around with orange toes
Why would you take off your boots…. DORI–TOES
You have to learn to shake off the dirty atmospheres that you carry the presence of the Lord into.
Pastors preaching the gospel while trying to look sexy.
Prophets becoming so political they no longer recognize the kingdom or they’re mean.
When you’re mean to people at a food outreach
Our values for food outreach…..
John C. haunted house story story
AN ENVIRONMENT, ATMOSPHERE OR A CULTURE IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE ONE
WHO HAS DOMINION OVER IT
Jesus is the Prince of Peace
SHALOM: THE AUTHORITY THAT BREAKS THE SPIRIT OF CHAOS
Romans 16:20 – And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Psalm 34:14 (Jesus is the Prince of Peace) Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 (Jesus is the Prince of Peace) Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.