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04/22/12 – “The Engrafted Word” IV – Your Teacher Will Be Right There – B

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April 22, 2012

 

The Engrafted Word IV

(Your Teacher Will Be Right There -B)

Central Location

April 22, 2012

 

The Engrafted Word IV

(Your Teacher Will Be Right There -B)

 

 

FOUDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. A.      Psalm 100:1-3
    1. We are called to serve the Lord which makes it easier to serve each other.
    2. Service [to God] is a barometer or indicator of who people truly are.
    3. Presentation and attitude matters to God and people.
  2. B.       Isaiah 53:6
    1. It has been said that sheep are forgetful and as a matter of consequence cannot be trained.
    2. We often behave like sheep concerning Kingdom realities.

 

OPENING OBSERVATIONS

  1. The engrafted voice of the Holy Spirit is the antidote to forgetfulness.
    1. Deuteronomy 8:10-19 [Emphasis verses 11, 14, 18, 19]
  2. To ensure that we enjoy success in this life, God has given us His spirit, the voice of the Holy Spirit.  This voice lives on the inside of you giving you specific insight and guidance for your life.
  3. Isaiah 48:17
    1. The voice comes to teach us to profit.
      1. To teach defined…to advise, to change the mindset, to interrupt, to guide, to instruct, to break into one’s thinking,  to brainwash; a teacher communicates, drills (like a drill instructor), expounds, enlightens, demonstrates, gives lesson, gives the facts, improves the mind.
      2. Profit defined… gain resulting from the employment of a transaction; revenue (as from property or investment); advantage, benefit or gain, to make progress
      3. Lost only means you are not listening to the voice.  This voice cannot lose!
    2. There are ways we should not go which leads to loss.
      1. With every [poor] decision there is an effect that is left (like holding ice in your hand) that robs a part of you.  For example, with every sexual partner a part of your personhood is stolen.
      2. A diminished personhood deprives you of your mental ability to make wise choices.
      3. Trusting the voice eradicates making bad choices, because there are some things and people you are not designed to experience.

 

  1.          I.            The inner voice of the Holy Spirit (your personal teacher) is implanted in your human spirit and speaks to you.
    1. St. Mark 13:11, KJV & AMP
      1. As believers, we have a right for the Holy Spirit to speak to us.  He will not, however, speak for us.
    2. St. John 14:16-18
      1. Only saved people can hear the voice of the Holy Spirit which leads to profit.
      2. The voice of the devil is pure evil and leads to destruction.
      3. You will either follow God’s voice or the voice of the evil one.
    3. Acts 9:1-7
      1. When you walk with God, it’s not a person with the voice, but it’s [just] a voice.
      2. Paul instantly changes when he hears the voice.
      3. The engrafted voice of God will give you instructions.
    4. James 1:21, KJV & AMP
      1. The word of God is implanted in us to change the way we think.
      2. There is nothing wrong with any of us except the way we think.  This is why the enemy attempts to disconnect the believer’s mind from his spirit.
      3. For instance, a sorry man has as a matter of consequence sorry thoughts.  Sickness is first in the mind before the body.  In other words, when the mind accepts sickness it pronounces itself in the body.
    5. I Peter 2:25
      1. God lives in the heart of the believer.  Consequently, saved people follow the Shepherd and Bishop of their soul.
      2. The Shepherd and the Bishop was still speaking to the prodigal son even in a strange place (Scripture reference St. Luke 15).  He will talk with you when you are in a strange place.
      3. God’s instructions are training us to hear His voice for success in life.
      4. The Shepherd and Bishop of your soul goes beyond the immediate (what can be seen).  Therefore it is important to not become unequally yoked with unbelievers or believers who are not hearing the inward voice of the Holy Spirit.
      5. The only people that will be caught in the Rapture are the one’s familiar with the voice of God.

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries