Influence – to flow in from the Latin "INFLUERE" i.e. as you flow in your unique purpose and potential you accomplish great things and transform the world we live in and the lives of other people.
Assumptions based on scripture:
1. I can change the world.
2. I can influence another person’s life to the degree that it is transformed.
Matthew 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked…
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Galatians 4:7 - Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
When we received Jesus as Lord of our lives, whatever He received when He was raised from the dead became…Continue
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Luke 10:19 -- "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."
Genesis 1:26 -- "And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over ever creeping thing that creepeth upon…
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Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I…Continue
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IS OUR RELIGION ABOUT STAISFYING OUR NEEDS AND DESIRES?
2 Corinthians 5:15 - And He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Romans 14:7,8 - For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live…Continue
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Zechariah 12:1 - Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him.
God is Spirit, and Zechariah 12 tells us that God formed the spirit of man within him. The human spirit is what makes relationship and fellowship with God possible at all. Through his spirit, man can walk in step with God. In the Spirit he is one with God.
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John 8:39 - They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham."
Abraham was an alien and stranger on the earth. The goal of his life was to have a place in what God was building, not men.
We are not the heirs of faith because we know that we must live by faith, but we become the heirs of faith by actually having faith, by…Continue
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Joshua 1:9 - Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
By far the greatest gift ever received by us is the Holy Spirt Himself. Those who discover the value of His presence enter realms of intimacy with God never previously considered possible. Out of this vital relationship arises a ministry of power that formerly was only a dream.…Continue
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Ephesians 1:5,6 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
We were chosen in Christ long before the earth was made. A low opinion of yourself or self-hatred is not from God, but from the enemy.
Prayer is not trying to get God to do…Continue
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Luke 13:20,21 - To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three mearures of meal till it was all leavened.
Much like light that exposes, or salt that preserves, leaven influences it's surroundings in a subtle but overpowering way. So it is with the infitrating power of the Kingdom of God.
Without a revelation of what God intends to do with His church, we…Continue
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Luke 23:44-46 - By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, whch lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus gave a loud cry and said, 'Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit'; and with these words he died.
When the veil of self cloaks our hearts, our perceptions are stained by the basic selfish orientation of our…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 17, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments
1 Corinthians 2:16 - "For who has known or understood the mind( the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ, the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.
First Corinthians 6:17 says that when we were joined to the Lord we became one spirit with Him. He came into union with us so that He can talk to us heart to heart -- His thoughts…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Getting in touch with our destiny in Christ can have the single most powerful impact on our own life after coming to know the Lord and being born again. All Christians are called to be witnesses, but we also have a calling in His Body that is…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on July 13, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments
Matthew 6:31 - "Therefore take no though, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?"
In order to not take thought about one thing, one has to fill his thoughts with something else. In verse 31, Jesus gave us the basic key to controlling our thought lives. He said " take no thought -…Continue
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Throughout the history of God's dealings with man, He has revealed Himself as a covenant-making God. The Almighty covenanted with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David; He renewed His Abrahamic covenant in His call to Isaac and Jacob. Each covenant:
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Psalm 42:1 - As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
WE NEGLECT TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND WIND UP WANDERING AROUND IN A WILDERNESS OF OUR OWN MAKING, BEING PURSUED BY SATAN.
EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH TOTAL ABANDONMENT, TOTAL SURRENDER AND TOTAL HUNGER FOR THE LIVING CHRIST - NOT THE THINGS HE GIVES OR IMPARTS, BUT CHRIST AND CHRIST…Continue
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John 17:16,17 - They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
LIFE, AS WE PERCEIVE IT, IS BASED UPON WHATEVER NETWORK OF THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY ALLOWING TO GOVERN OUR SOULS.
ON THE OTHER HAND, GOD DEFINES REALITY AS THE "TRUTH" FOUND IN HIS WORD.
FOR US TO TRAVEL FROM OUR WORLD INTO THE…Continue
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Matthew 4:25,5:1,2 - And there followed Him great multitudes of people from Galilee and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto him: and He opened His mouth and taught them.
THESE LOCAL COMMUNITIES LEFT ALL WHEN THEY HEARD JESUS WAS NEAR. WITHOUT FORETHOUGHT, WITHOUT PACKING A…Continue
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Genesis 3:1 - Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he (Satan) said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, "You shall not eat from every tree of the garden"?
It is my responsibility to see that my thinking, believing and speaking are right. If I don't take that responsibility, the devil is going to think my…Continue
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Hebrews 5:11 - Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your (spiritual) hearing and sluggish (even slothful in achieving spiritual insight).
They were not in need of hearing aids; rather their inward man had digressed to become insensitive to spiritual things.
The Holy Spirit does not communicate to our head but to our spirit. You can be a believer for…Continue
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