February 4, 2016
Pastor Chuck Battaglia
You must get to another level in this Word! What your receiving now is dependent on how much Word you have. How much of this Word do you believe? You can see the results of unbelief. The biggest result is not receiving. A lot has been said since the first of the year. The Word you’re hearing now could be for your future to prepare you. Preparation is a big step in your life. Many aren’t prepared. He has equipped you for good works. He is moving fast! Remain in Him, come close to Him, don’t be distracted.
Make a Choice:
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.””
Joshua 24:15 NIV
Determine which side you want to be on. Make a choice and don’t look back!
“Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”” Luke 9:62 NIV
There is a lot of listening, but little service.
“Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.”
Deuteronomy 25:13 NIV
Don’t say and not do! Many aren’t serving as they should. No one is pardoned for not doing what they should. God will see what you’ve done for Him.
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.””Galatians 3:13 NIV
We should be off the pole! Don’t try and think yourself off the pole. God promised us more than enough past the pole! None of the curse that’s on the pole should be near you. You must be hungry for this Word. Blessed are the hungry for they will be filled. You should be able to meet the needs of others.
Choose Gods standard:
“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.” 1 Corinthians 3:18 NIV
You need to become a fool so God can make you wise!
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.”
2 Corinthians 10:3 NIV
The Word will cause you to not wage war as the World does. Thinking anyway other than according to this Word is wrong.
Don’t try and get the blessing Without God:
“Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”” Genesis 11:4 NIV
You want the blessing but not go Gods way to obtain it. Must have a foundation based on God.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” Psalm 127:1 NIV
Glory to Glory:
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV
We are already in the first level of Glory. It was free from the cross when you were born again. You should be above your flesh.
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—” John 17:22 NIV
You’ll always be on the top and never the bottom!
“The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” Deuteronomy 28:13 NIV
Faith can see what the Natural eyes can’t See:
Anything we see in the natural is not faith.
“the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” John 14:17 NIV
He lives in you! Don’t look at things like the World…get rid of “L”. See things like the Word. The world gives you luck.
“Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”” John 20:29 NIV
Jesus was at the top of the ladder. He will reach down to you. Jesus wants to reach down to you but you have to be looking up.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
Revelation 3:20 NIV
He is at the door but many aren’t letting Him in correctly. There is a way to let God in, a gift lets Him in. What is it you can show God? He is trying to get your attention. If He is able to get in you’ll have no curse. Be blessed!
No eye no Ear has seen what God can do for them:
“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV
Don’t stop searching!
“‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
Expect to see the supernatural:
“So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.” Exodus 3:20 NIV
Don’t worry about the Natural:
“The cords of death entangled me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.” Psalm 18:4-6 NIV
“The strong spirit of a man sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a weak and broken spirit who can raise up or bear?” Proverbs 18:14 AMP
“For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food.” Hebrews 5:12 AMP
Why do you still need milk? Solid food, truth!
“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:14 NIV
The Word doesn’t fail! The joy of the Word is my strength. I won’t let you go until you bless me! Don’t stop until you get the victory. He is willing!
It’s time to go to the mountain of the Lord:
“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.” Isaiah 2:2 NIV
“I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.” Psalms 138:2 NKJV
We are bigger than what we think. We are like Jesus and an overcomer! Greater is in us! I don’t have to look for greater.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” II Corinthians 3:17 NKJV
The joy of the Word is your strength. The Word is the spirit in you. Flesh counts for nothing. You are the case that holds God. You will not take care of your case until you realize the value of what you carry. The 6th sense is the Holy Spirit. Cases determine the value of what’s inside. Show your case approved. When people see you, you case God. Your 5 senses were give to glorify God. You have to plead your case before God. Do you not know the value of what’s in you? Your case should be a reflection of what you’re carrying. Don’t forget your case holds God. God is in you! Flesh cannot inherit the kingdom of God. You can’t say you’re born again, and then handle life the way the world does. You have no right to let the flesh run you now. Be the blessing, and you’ll be blessed. The faithful will be blessed. We have been given power over the power of the enemy.
Pastors Chuck & Amy Battaglia