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January 1, 2018 8:11 pm
We are entering into a new year and I fear that many of us at this time of year would get comfortable and complacent, so we gotta fight against that, don't we go to fight hard this morning in your Bible. Second Timothy chapter 1, I will look at one verse. There the apostle Paul writes to young Timothy who he has a spirit of timidity about the fact he says God hasn't given you the spirit of fear but of power love and a walk, a sound mind.
If you want healing in your body, you must first have a sound mind and peace in your heart John's that I want you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers right your mind to real your intellect or emotions.
He wants to heal you body soul and spirit, the blessing of the Lord makes rich body soul and spirit. He has no sorry to. He's a healer today. Second Timothy chapter 1 verse number six. The apostle Paul gives Timothy a reminder that I want to give you a reminder today.
This morning I wanted to stick in your heart you have your Bible raise it up the sword of the Lord.
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Second Timothy 16 Re: there he reminds Timothy and he says why stir up the gift that is on the inside of you stir it up.
Everybody shall stir it up, stir up the gift, which God gave to you by the laying on of hands now when you read that stir up the gift in the Greek language when you study that out it actually means fan the flame of the gifts that God has given you gifts of various charisma. The grace and the gifts shall gifts. The gifts of God. There are so many gifts represented right here today. Others gifts of I don't say you can't do anything for God, or that you're not equipped or not qualified you could do something for the kingdom of God as a matter if you walk around here pick up trash or doing it for the kingdom of God. A man doesn't matter for clean bathrooms are to preach the gospel you're doing something for the kingdom of God and is reminding Timothy to stir that gift up is reminding up the fan the flame of the gift that God had given him. In fact, I believe that he was fearful I felt. I feel that he felt he was too younger that he couldn't do what was it was prophesied over his life to do number prophesy over your life today you can do something for the kingdom of God. You are anointed shot. I'm anointed you are anointed to do something for the kingdom of God. The anointing of God is the presence of God. It's just spirit up binding on the inside of you. Hallelujah. Psalm 133 that the psalmist said, behold, how good and how pleasant it is for men to dwell together in unity for is like the precious ointment that was upon the head, that ran down the beard, even a wood spirit and down the start of this department. Hallelujah.
They were in the high priest was covered with the anointing of God to do the service of God, in his day and time would bring that into the new covenant when you are born-again you are feel with the spirit, then you can seek that experience, which is the baptism everybody shall baptism of the Holy Spirit where he induces you with power from on high, but sometimes you get complacent, don't you sometimes it's easy to miss church on Wednesday night when it's cold and attempt but I want to tell you tonight stir up that gift fan the flame on the inside of you, don't get comfortable and complacent. The Mandarin mediocrity refused. I have just what we have. Let's go to the next level to the next place in the kingdom of God and the only way you can do that is by and through the gifts of the spirit and the only way you can use the gifts of the spirit is if you stir them up fan the flame don't work do something for God shall I'm anointed anointed to do his work. You are anointed with the Holy Spirit. I feel that some of us today need fresh oil. Psalm 92 verse 10 the psalmist said I want to be anointed with fresh oil Avenue.
You see, the Psalm is understood that concept infected. In Psalm 23 you know that when the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not lack. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He restores my soul for his namesake, though I walk through shall I'm passing through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me to Rob my staff they comfort make peace as you prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies you anoint my head with oil. Why did he say that David was a shepherd.
He herded sheep he understood the concept of oil the understood the concept of anointing.
So what would happen with the sheep was they would get flies in their eyes and in their nose and ears bang their head up against concrete until they died because those flies drove him crazy.
So what the psalmist would do. He would take some anointing oil and smear it on their head to see and that would repel the flies and that's why he says you annoyed by head with oil, that's what he said I want to be anointed with fresh oil. Let me remind you that Beelzebub who is the flies these after duties after your family needs after your ministries after your life. These after the finances exacted your health, but in the name of Christ Jesus the Lord, you are on anointed with the Holy Spirit stir up the gift you have the oil of gladness upon your four head that can repair the flies of the shout I'm anointed you have the gift of God stir up the gift the first gift is the gift of salvation by grace you are saved through faith, not of yourselves, it is a gift of God shall gift it is a gift of God not of works lest any man should boast.
You can't work for you to do anything to earn it.
And guess what you can't do anything to keep all you have to do is believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved. You are anointed with all of gladness I got a call somebody that gift today.
I God in heaven shout I'm anointed stir up that gift started up all right shall fan the flame spread is 17, says the apostle Paul says I'm praying for you that you lack in no gift.
So let me just assume something here.
If the Corinthians were able to have numerous gifts and they were not one of the original apostles and how the gifts of the spirit died out with the apostles so that tells me there that they had the gifts of the spirit be following because he saying I'm praying for you. Corinthians that you lack in no gift and that's what I'm praying for women vessels today that you lack in no gift. This is a command center right here. This is where we'll set up camp right here. This is where we will be filled with the Holy Spirit and go out and fight the good fight of faith, listen were infinitely more in 2018.
We do some good things for God.
This year, but I'm telling you, you think the enemy just to put his sword up and back off you got another thing coming. But all the anointing of the power of God will enable us to go into communities around this area will enable us to go into the highways and hedges us the power to be up for the kingdom and the power of God, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak the rest, but you cannot do it without the gifts of the spirit you need to populated in your life and I will not operate unless you fan the stir up the gift that is only inside of you. All right, let's go to verse John chapter 2, I want you to see this.
I'll read it to you from the amplified thing James is you have received an unction everybody shall luncheon you know what an unction is an action is the anointing you have an anointing from the Holy Spirit, shall I'm anointed all right. First John two verse 27 the reader from the amplified is for you, the anointing the special gift. Everybody shall gift the preparation which you received from him remains permanently and you and you have no need for anyone to teach you, but just as his anointing teaches you, giving you insight to the presence of the Holy Spirit about all things and is true and is not a lie.
I just as his anointing has taught you, you must remain in him being rooted in him, knit to him. Nice. Not saying you don't need pastors to teach you anything is to say there's no more doctrine out there for you to learn. It's all in God's word. If you want to be equipped to stir up the flame that is within you did in his word start recording that thing start declaring it over your life. Start prophesying it as you drive up and down the streets of King North Carolina. Just declare we're going to take the city for the kingdom of God by God. If we would all get in unity and do that right there. The anointing of God spirit the fall of this place in such a powerful life that people would have to be trolled of this place like a magnet. You see, that's what the presence of God does when you catch on fire people come to want to burn whatever fire touches becomes fire its communicable how the Bible says in Hebrews 1239 that he is a consuming fire. So when the fire of God is in this place flame is for Melissa to make good people coming to this place, they will catch on fire shout like you believe. All right, so that your Bibles all right Romans chapter 1 verse 11 says for I long to see you. The apostle Paul declared that I may impart shall impart some spiritual gift so that you may be established so there's there's there's impartation of gifts was a gift imparted to you. Some would say well if I lay my hands on you you you receive a spiritual gift. I don't think that's necessarily what is talking about. I think he's talking more about imparting something to them through the word of God prophesying over their lives. First of the chapter for the Bible says that the apostle Paul told Timothy, don't neglect the gift show. I'm not going to neglect it. Don't neglect the gift of God which is given unto you by the laying on of my hands from the elders so that so another words in the New Testament church.
The elders would lay hands on folks and ordained them to go out into the highways and hedges and declare the gospel of Jesus Christ.
So how was that gift of listen. The anointing of God is transferable, you see you can touch it. In fact, I remember reading in my Bible when they were well past people in the New Testament, their shadow would test healing on somebody's body. It wasn't their shadow. It was the shadow of the one they were well if you got to the place with God when you could just look past somebody and somebody feels the presence and power of God right once imparted you have an unction are anointed shout I'm anointed as a perpetual propulsion of the power of God to break you through every line of Satan's defense. Hallelujah. First Timothy four turn their real quick.
Verse 14 says these words. First Timothy 414. He said do not neglect the gift in the Greek that still be careless or make light of it.
Listen, don't make light of who you are in Christ doesn't matter what you're able to do something besides sit here, you can do something for the kingdom of God. You can encourage there's gift of encouragement. There's the gift of giving. Maybe some of your loaded in this place.
Why don't you give a little bit.
That's a gift you see if you desire that gift that gift hallelujah gifted to do something for the kingdom of God. Don't neglect the gift that is on the inside of whether to count money, filing papers, I don't care what it is you know Randy Marshall overhears on the most gifted men in this church, and he uses this for everything you see here is is a product of his hands lays again in some way is using his gifts. Some of them didn't know that but is using his gifts a man this place is clean because we have ladies that clean this place. You may not even know who they are but they use their gift. There's people sitting in this church right now protecting you annually to know who they are but they're using their gift. But if you can off my head from where there are shout yes all right but would like to give, which is in you which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the ownership. Do not neglect the spiritual gift verse 14 within you that special endowment.
The amplified sales which was intentionally bestowed on you by the Holy Spirit through prophetic utterance. Now how does that happen.
How does that happen every time you come to this church every time you hear his word. This is a prophetic utterance, you realize that I prophesying to prophecy isn't just telling the future the gift of prophecy is being able to declare and teach God's word.
That's what prophecy is. As you hear this prophetic word. You are being built up in your spirit man say I'm being built up your being built up in your spirit man and it's enabling you to fan the flame to stir up the gift that's on the inside of you. Some of you right now you're being stirred up right now arch while PR everybody say yes Lord, all right.
Praise the Lord hallelujah and and only limits in this real quick. This this coming Wednesday nights were going to be imparting to you as we teach on the Holy Spirit who is excited about a man were going to be imparting on to you the teacher about the gifts of the spirit to teach about the baptism in the Holy Spirit really teach about tongues, interpretation or teach about all the gifts of the spirit and how to operate in the say amen.
Somebody get excited about that. Were going to be imparting into your life by first Peter chapter 4 and were closer, just a second.
First Peter four verse 10 he says this God has given each of you. Shall I habit a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another without a preacher right there with you is your gift to serve somebody. I saw coffee of the day the other day I liked it said that that the Titanic was built by professionals.
Noah's Ark was built by volunteers who do the math shall serve shout hashtag servant serve the kingdom of God the last for something in return.
Do something for God.
Serve him. Hallelujah Jesus said if you want to be great you must be the servant of all. He came to serve his people and he's serving us today is serving us his gifts in his power and his anointing. Hallelujah. Verse 11 first Peter four. Do you have the gift of speaking, then speak as though God himself was speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies that everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever. Romans chapter 12 real quick notice he says do you have the gift of helping others.
I like that somebody help somebody to their car. This tin is a constant maintenance if you want to help Mark but you work amen help somebody help somebody shot him stirring it up Romans chapter 12 verse three I love this because of the privilege and authority God has given me. I give each of you this warning. Don't think of yourselves more highly than you should be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the face. God has given us, and authorities.every man the measure of faith. Listen he's graced you to do the work he's graced you to do something for the kingdom of God. Don't try to go beyond what he's graced you with. You won't see me trying to lead, praise and worship.
He has embraced me to do that. He has embraced some of you to preach the gospel so it would be a good idea not to try and do that a man do what he's graced you for because HH part of this body is important. Everybody doing their part is important, listen our number one mission in 2018 is to build the kingdom shot it with me build the kingdom. What is our mission. Somebody tell me PRP who said it preach, restore, and prepare preach the gospel restore people to the foot of the cross. Prepare a generation to take the gospel into the whole world.
That's what were going to do going to fulfill it.
In Jesus name, amen. Usually gifts is given first for you ready all right. Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function so it is with Christ body we are many parts of one body and we all belong to each other. All I love that verse six in his grace God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy. Speak out with as much faith as God has given you. Hallelujah. Now TJ looking James is quick speak with the proportion of your faith that he is given you so don't go tell somebody they're going to be healed. If you don't believe for what I'm telling you God will never require anything from you beyond your faith level in him.
He never will and it's not is not a matter of having more face. It's about exhibiting more of your face. It's not a quantity is a quality issue.
A man you have all the faith right now you will ever need to believe God to see him move mighty mountains, but some of you don't exhibit that faith the way others do.
And it's not that they have more faith there just exhibiting and showing that faith more than you do.
So don't tell somebody something if you're not really hearing from God. So I'm just speaking it by faith know you need to hear a word from God and believe it will hurt somebody don't tell them that healing is to come instantly when you don't know that we believe for that. But if you don't have it in your heart and you don't know that, don't say that that's what he saying here. Use your gifts in proportion to your faith level where you are with God show I'm going from faith to faith is a process and I'm growing a man hallelujah shaman on it all right when I yell at me or seven Romans 12 if your gift is serving others serve them well. If you are a teacher teach well if your gift or solicit works with our children. Raise your hand.
I want to honor you. Let's give them a hand. Let's thank God for the they're not babysitting your kids.
I tell them you are sowing seed in the end of their hearts and into their lives. Listen I can remember a preschool teacher sitting me down when I was a kid reading the Bible to me. I remember that I remember that. And now I'm preaching the gospel. I believe with all my heart because of that, because I have the word in my heart because of that, because she put it into my heart so that's what they're doing there putting God's word into their hearts, and I have one of the most important positions in this church because are taking care of our children.
We thank God for them. A man teach well if your gift is to encourage others to be in encourager. Hallelujah, hallelujah, encourage others build them up. A man build them up sister Brenda II can be I can have a bad baby in her presence for two minutes. I feel better.
She's not even try. But she has the gift of encouragement. I just feel better.
You know people like that be in encourager that's a gift saying that flame stir up that gift encourage somebody if somebody is offended, you would charge the courage if you have the spirit of jealousy coming on, you would charge them to do better telling you honor these people honor each other. John the 27 2008 season will be a good year you got a good word for the night.
Come here and preach that's all right not Satan. If your gift is to encourage others be encouraged if it is shot my giver. Did you know that was a gift. Some people are gifted to give that's their gift. They been bestowed wealth from God in order to – first and give that is a gift, use that gift hoarded up use that gift I say I spent too much money. I'm not holding it up time you sync heart's hallelujah shouting is doing it all right shall I my giver. All right. If God has given you leadership ability take the responsibility seriously and if you have a gift for showing kindness to others do it gladly.
Listen, just as you cannot be saved without the gift of the grace of God. You cannot serve God and do ministry for God. Without the gifts of the spirit realize that and you cannot operate in the gifts of the spirit until you learn how to fan that flame that means you got a shout when you don't feel like it.
That means you got to honor God when you don't feel like it that made you come to church when you don't feel like it that made you fan the flame when you don't feel like it. Hallelujah. You give what it has to give, give unto the Lord fan the flame don't neglect to fan the flame then we wonder what all the song we got. What is it let Lester the spirit right you don't like that. But here's a little bit reminded hallelujah as I want to do today. First and foremost on the field of the temperature watching by Internet or listing by podcast, we compel you to come to Jesus Christ simply by faith.
All you have to do is confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Believe in your heart confess with your mouth and you shall be saved. We thank you for watching. God bless you