SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 2:14-16
Text: EPHESIANS 1:18- 23
The First Core Principle of KINGDOM KNOWLEDGE WAS TRUTH. As we established last week it is OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS BELIEVERS TO BELIEVE TRUTH THAT WILL SET US FREE . FREEDOM IN CHRIST IS OUR INHERITANCE IN CHRIST. There are TWO KINGDOMS AND WE CHOSE( as free will ) which KINGDOM WE WILL WALK IN! LIGHT OR DARKNESS ! The kingdom of DARKNESS IS BASED ON DECEPTION. THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT IN TRUTH.
JESUS SAID ” YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE” John 8:32
Nobody else can BELIEVE FOR YOU. I CANT BELIEVE FOR YOU, REPENT FOR YOU, FORGIVE OTHERS FOR YOU AND TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST FOR YOU, nor put on the ARMOUR OF GOD FOR YOU, but I CAN HELP YOU, ENCOURAGE YOU.
PLEASE HEAR MY HEART THIS MORNING! YOU DONT HAVE A SIN PROBLEM YOU HAVE A BELIEF PROBLEM
PRIOR TO THE CROSS, DIVINELY EMPOWERED AGENTS, such as JESUS AND HIS SPECIFICALLY APPOINTED APOSTLES WERE NECESSARY TO TAKE AUTHORITY OVER DEMONIC POWERS IN THE WORLD! LUKE 9:1 AT THAT TIME SATAN WAS NOT A DEFEATED FOE and believers were not seated with CHRIST IN HEAVENLY PLACES!!
BUT SOMETHING RADICAL HAPPENED FROM THE CROSS TO THE RESURRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!! Those 3 days changed the nature of SPIRITUAL CONFLICT FOREVER!!!
FIRST JESUS DEATH AND RESURRECTION TRIUMPHED OVER AND DISARMED THE RULERS AND AUTHORITIES OF THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS. Read COLOSSIANS 2:15 Then MATTHEW 28:18. EPHESIAN 2:5-6
AFFIRMING THE TRUTH OF CHRIST VICTORY AND SATANS DEFEAT IS THE PRIMARY STEP TO SUCCESSFULLY STAND AGAINST THE ENEMY’S Attempt to DECEIVE AND INTIMIDATE YOU!!!!!!
WHEN YOU DONT SPEAK TRUTH YOU ARE DECEIVED!
We are ALIVE IN CHRIST AND SEATED WITH HIM IN HEAVENLY PLACES AND WE NO LONGER NEED AN OUTSIDE AGENT TO EFFECT AUTHORITY FOR US !!!!!!
Since we are IN TRUTH THE HOLY SPIRIT( SPIRIT OF TRITH) can begin illuminating The EYES OF OUR HEART TO TRUTH AND SHOWING US HOW SATAN IS TRYING TO DECEIVE US . How ARE THE EYES OF YOUR HEART THIS MORNING!
The CLARITY OF THE EYES OF YOUR HEART THIS MORNING WILL BE DETERMINED BY YOUR IPA!
IPA AND THAT IS NOT A BEER!
1) I STANDS FOR IDENTITY; who you are in CHRIST . PAUL SAID IN EPH 1:
” YOUR EYES OF YOUR HEART BE ENLIGHTENED IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE HOPE TO WHICH HE HAS CALLED YOU! What is your hope built on?
Money — things — people. All will fail.
REJOICE IN THE HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD ROMANS 5:1-
DAVID SAID IN PSALMS 43:5″ WHY ARE YOU CAST DOWN, OH MY SOUL AND WHY ARE YOU IN TURMOIL WITHIN ME? HOPE IN GOD FOR I SHALL AGAIN PRAISE HIM, MY SALVATION AND MY GOD!”
2) POSITION: ” THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS !
HOW AND WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF THIS MORNING ” IN CHRIST”
I PETER 1:3-4
Story of Chilean Tomas Martinez. Article in Argentinian newspaper , CLARIN
” On the run for bad checks he wrote in 1977 and lived as a beggar on the street not realizing he had inherited $6,000,000.00 . He ran every time someone came looking for him.
MANY CHRISTIANS LIVE THE SAME WAY.
3) AUTHORITY: JESUS SAID ” ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY”.
Those Days between the CROSS AND THE RESURRECTION ARE 3 powerful days in the LIFE OF A BELIEVER!
As believers we try to FIGHT BATTLES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN WON! Satan only has power over you as you allow him to deceive you. ( REPEAT)
THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS OF ILLUMINATION!
HOW ARE THE EYES OF YOUR HEART THIS MORNING?? Walking in illumination?