But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God cleansed, you must not call common.’Acts 11:9

Unity and compromise are not the same. Do not align with the agenda of this world in the name of peace. Stand up for truth and the gospel. Be in agreement with King Jesus and His purposes.

Declaration: I will not cause division in the body. I’m united with the heart of Jesus. I‘m cleansed and set apart for His purposes.

The Overflow

I decided a long time ago I will never read the Bible looking for a sermon, ever. When it comes to preaching the Word, a good preacher preaches out of his overflow. You can only give out what the Lord has been giving you.

If you haven’t been listening to what Jesus says, you’re giving out of your own knowledge. You’ll eventually come up empty. It’s like a stagnant stock pond in a Texas drought. But if that stock pond is fed by a spring, that spring can keep the pond and all around it alive.

Apart from the Spring of the Holy Spirit, you’re listening to your own voice or the voice of the enemy. The well dries up and folks start dying of thirst. They’ll go to any source for water, even if it’s bad.

Just like this, Paul warned against being overeager to teach the Word because you’re held accountable by word, action, and inaction. That’s why you need to be filled by the Spirit.

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Matthew 12:34; Luke 6:45

If you want an abundance of wisdom and compassion in your heart to give away, you’ve got to stay connected to the Spring. Know this: You can only give away what you have so go for overflow. The Holy Spirit will do the rest.

“But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:14