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3/18/12 – “Sheep and the Supernatural” V – God Desires to Live In and Reveal Himself to Each Believer

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March 18, 2012

 

Sheep and the Supernatural V

(God Desires to Live In and Reveal Himself to Each Believer)

Central Location

March 18, 2012

 

Sheep and the Supernatural V

(God Desires to Live In and Reveal Himself to Each Believer)

 

 

OPENING OBSERVATIONS

  1. God desires to graft the Word from the Bible so much in our spirits that the Holy Spirit can now speak a specific Word in our lives.  The Bible, for example, will not tell you who to marry, what house to buy, what job to accept, which direction to travel, or even which car to buy.  In other words, the accuracy of your life depends on the word of the Lord that proceeds out of your human spirit.
  2. You a need a specific word from the Lord for your life [specifically] because God has already visited your future.  Therefore, the word of God is the best teacher [not experience] if you can hear a personal word from the Lord.  (Scripture reference – Isaiah 46:9-10)
  3. God has a tailored-made Word specifically for your life.
    1. Jeremiah 1:4-12
      1. God was acquainted with Jeremiah in the spirit; consequently, knowing his life’s assignment.  (Scripture reference – Hebrews 12:9)
      2. Your life’s assignment is just as specific as Jeremiah’s assignment; therefore, the word of the Lord for you is just as specific.
      3. The Word in your spirit [nonetheless] should agree with the principles and patterns of the Bible.
      4. In other words, the word of the Lord is God’s wisdom [from the Bible] that should be applied to achieve success in life.

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Psalm 100:1-3
    1. As believers, we are God’s people in the natural realm, but in the spiritual realm, we are God’s sheep in His pasture in the supernatural realm.
    2. Our deliverance is in the 2nddimension of the supernatural realm.
      1. Genesis 1:1
      2. Colossian 1:12-17
  2. Isaiah 53:6
    1. It has been said that sheep are forgetful animals that have either no memory or short-term memory; consequently, sheep cannot be trained.
    2. Sheep is a metaphor for those who have lost their Christian perspective.  In other words, sheep are forgetful of their supernatural inheritance thereby agreeing with the natural circumstances rather than the supernatural abilities and advancements in the spiritual realm.
    3. To counteract the forgetful tendency of sheep, the word of God must become engrafted in our spirits so we are no longer attempting to remember.  The word of God is so embedded in us that it becomes who we are and our “natural” response.

 

  1.          I.            The Word must be engrafted in the believer to offset forgetfulness.
    1. James 1:21
    2. II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV &The Amplified Bible)
      1. Salvation engrafts Jesus [not the Bible] in us.  In other words, beyond the Bible is Jesus who moved into our human spirit at salvation.
      2. Man is made up of thirds: ? body, ? soul and ? spirit.  (Scripture reference – I Thessalonians 5:23)
      3. All of who Jesus is resides in your human spirit.
      4. The proof of Jesus in your spirit is the ability to hear a specific word of the Lord for you.
    3. Psalm 106:9-13 [Emphasis verses 12-13]
    4. I Peter 2:25
      1. Because Jesus is in us, He returns us [as lost sheep] back to the supernatural.
    5. Psalm 119:176
      1. On the one hand, God’s commandments are His word from the Bible; but moreover, His commandments are the word of the Lord that has been engrafted in your spirit that is impossible to forget.
  2.         II.            The Holy Spirit has been engrafted into your human spirit to bring all things to your remembrance.
    1. St.  John 14:26
      1. The Bible downloads the Word into your spirit.  The Holy Spirit brings all things to your remembrance [so you will know what to say and do] when negative circumstances and situations prevail in your life.
      2. Just as God spoke the universe into existence and sustained it with His word, what you say orders your universe.
    2. St. Luke 21:15
      1. In addition to your natural mouth and wisdom, God will give you a spiritual mouth and supernatural wisdom to address every situation and adversity in life.  This is the word of the Lord that is to be used to address debt, sickness, lack, insufficiency and every contrary circumstance in life for [more] manifestation.
    3. St. Mark 13:11
      1. The Holy Ghost is grafted in your spirit to speak the word of the Lord when the test comes.
      2. Your mouth is the producer of your faith.
    4. St. Luke 24:1-8 [Emphasis verses 6-8]
      1. The angels serve as a type of the Holy Spirit.  (verse 4)
      2. When we remember His words, we connect back to the supernatural rather than the natural.
    5. St. John 2:19-22 [Emphasis verse 22]
      1. The scripture is the broad general word.  The word of the Lord is the specific word that continues speaking to you to unlock the supernatural [and manifestation] in your life.
    6. St. Matthew 16:18-19 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
      1. The Holy Spirit gives you inside information from heaven.
      2. The Holy Spirit will whisper the answers to life in your human spirit.  Knowing this, how can you fail the test when you already have the answers to the test with you?
      3. To those things you do not have the grace to endure, say what God says (or what the Holy Spirit reveals to your human spirit).

 

CLOSING OBSERVATIONS

  1. There are situations in life when you will need a specific word from God for specific circumstances and seasons in your life.
  2. In conjunction with the Bible, there is also the word of the Lord which makes the Bible specific to you.
  3. If you are feeding your spirit from the Bible, God will give you a specific word.
  4. The Bible gives us a general pattern of the specific word received from the Lord.
  5. The Holy Spirit is the agency that makes the Bible personal and specific for you.  In other words, the Holy Spirit is your personal tutor.

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries