Ordained for Impact Part 4: Armed with Testimonies
Acts 1:8 (NIV) You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
We’ve learned that God has strategically placed you in the lives of specific people who God has anointed you to impact.
- Build a personal relationship. Love them with God’s love.
- Share your personal story. Bring hope into their life.
- Give a personal invitation. Personally invite them to church.
There are 34 million people waiting on a personal invitation.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (DODD) Yes, my brethren, thanks, everlasting thanks, by you and me to the God of all power and grace, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, carrying us on from one spiritual victory to another, and manifesteth by us in every place the fragrance of his saving knowledge.
HOW DO I WALK FROM VICTORY TO VICTORY
1. By the Power of God’s Word.
Psalm 107:20 (NKJV) He [God] sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Joshua 1:8 (NIV) Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
APPLIED TRUTH = VICTORY.
God’s Word is the rock we are to build our lives upon.
Matthew 7:24,26 (NIV) Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock . . . . But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
2. By the Power of God’s Spirit.
Romans 8:13 (AMP) If you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live.
There are areas of your life that are stronghold areas. Willpower will not conquer these areas.
Romans 8:5-6 (NIV) Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
A mindset creates a stronghold. We break strongholds by starving old mindsets and creating a new mindset.
Philippians 2:13 (AMP) [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
3. By the Power of Faith.
James 4:2 (GWT) You don’t have the things you want, because you don’t pray for them.
Create a faith list! List a minimum of 100 things you would like to see God do in your life. Try to get to 300.