ARCI – 2019 Nov 3: Light on social media. Leah’s ugly situation turned around. 4 Faces of Christ = the Gospels?? Behold & become! Servant Leadership & Love.

ARCI – Sunday – November 3, 2019

Don’t come up for a testimony empty handed
  • It is appropriate to have an offering of thanksgiving

Spoken Word!!

Kwa wasee wangu wa Twitter, Facebook na Instagram,
  • Nataka kuwapatia Word, sio kawaida hii Word,
  • Hi ni Sword, short form ya Spiritual Word

 

  • Sword …Living and powerful
  • Imejaa Spirit & Life
  • Sword… That can slay,
  • Na mtu a fall … in love na Christ
  • Lakini ata arise… in the power of Christ
Sword ndio Manna, that is the Word of God
  • Mtu akule… apate the power of God
  • Wasee waone… waone the glory of God
  • Bora in the end… wote wa praise God.
Taste and see that the Lord is good
  • Kula manna that is the Word of God
  • Onyesha vitendo through the power of God
  • Huyu ni wa God, asema Mungu akitabasamu
  • Anapo mwambia shetani, consider mtu wangu
Picture Word like Instagram as you receive it,
  • Post Word kwa Facebook as you understand it,
  • Tweet Word na Twitter as you share and spread it.
I choose me this day,
  • To spread life not death
  • To spread blessing not curses
That me and my house
  • While serving the Lord
  • … shall showcase the  life and power of the Spirit of God

Amen!!

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Evil triumphs when good people do nothing
We need to start positively influencing social media with the powerful, positive, life giving Word that we get here.
  • When we share candle light, it doesn’t diminish from our light.
  • In fact it makes room for God to add me more… parable of the talents
  • And light, however small always overpowers the darkness around it.
This little light of mine, am gonna let it shine…
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Like on the
Friday service – Prophet Don
  • Jacob and the >>  Leah – Rachel situation >> Genesis 29

Case of Leah – the neglected or overlooked

  • Some are fearfully made, others wonderfully
  • But God can turn our ugly situations to be beautiful
  • When the favor of God visits one, it doesn’t matter the situation one finds themselves in…
  • God will turn things around…
  • … the last shall be first…Matthew 19:30
  • …even if it is a Jacob pursuing a Rachel, the Lord may ensure a greater blessing comes by a Leah!
Isaiah 61:2-3 (NKJV) >> the acceptable year of the Lord visited Leah 
  • To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
  • To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
  • With the Lord able to use the foolish & weak to confound the strong and the wise…1 Corinthians 1:27
  • Leah, despite the ugly situation she found herself in,
  • …was later to be the an ancestor to King David & Jesus Christ 
  • Indeed there is a seed of greatness in each and everyone of us!
?? What ugly situation do you find yourself in?
  • … work, relationship, health, finances
God can turn that ugly situation around
  • Turning the last into first
  • To look kingly like David – from sheep fold to the palace
  • .or… divine like Christ who came to bring us life and life in abundance
  • … as He lifts us to the crown from our thorny situations
  • God can work out everything for my good so long as I love Him and are pursuing His purposes…Romans 8:28
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Wednesday Service
Example of a Holy Spirit led service
  • Like the sons of Issachar- ability to perceive the times and know what to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32
Experienced a wonderful tag team between Pastor Morris while preaching & Prophet Don
  • One perceive and delivers, another confirms
We need more Holy Spirit led services where
  • …Holy Spirit gifts on different people are allowed to manifest and minister to people.
  • But need to solve the time issue!!
  • …Friday & Sunday 10am service should not be time restricted but Holy Spirit freedom
  • … coming to see the doctor and leaving before the prescription is made
Anointing is demand driven
  • God will make a way where we have bottlenecks restricting His children who are hungry to receive form him
  • >> We need a van to transport people >> Call on Jehovah Jireh our provider
  • >> We need more time with Pastor Morris
  • …Ask that he may be so blessed that he has time handing God’s business while God handles his business
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Today – possibly only one point
Principles of obtaining and maintaining anointing

The Faces of God & the Image & Likeness of Christ

A baby can’t talk…
… uses the face & facial expressions for communication & recognition
  • A baby looks at the face, particularly the eyes to
  • …recognize the parent
  • ..gauge emotion of the parent & respond appropriately
The face
  • Reveals much about a persons character & personality
  • Brings about recognition
  • represents the whole person
  • Used for intimacy
Understanding the aspects / Faces of Christ
  • Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7
  • Eagle,  Man,  Lion,  Ox
  • That represents His image and likeness
  • … character or personality

We become what we behold

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV / NLT))
  • But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7 >> Faces / Aspects / Characters / Personalities of Christ

The 4 Gospels >> The Cross >>

  • Matthew – King – Lion of Judah – Sovereignty
  • Mark – Servant  – Ox
  • Luke – Son of man –  Humanity- Man
  • John – Son of God – Eagle – Divinity
                            EAGLE / DIVINITY
                               SON OF GOD
                                     JOHN
                                       |   |
   MATTHEW                |   |                     MARK
        KING   《======《    》======》SERVANT / OX
        Lion                       |   |
Sovereignty                  |   |
                                        |   |
                                        |   |
                                        |   |
                                        MAN
                                 SON OF MAN
                                       LUKE
.
As sons of God, we are to reflect the image & likeness of Christ
…meaning..
Operating in divinity & sovereignty 
  • … we are called to be kings and priests…Revelation 1:6
  • >> Lions & Eagles
  • but with a spirit of love and servant hood
  • >> Face = Image of God = love & …..Ox = servanthood
Being in the world  but not of the world…John 17
So that…
For the lion in me to rule and reign
  • It has to be taught to roar and fight
But first
  • the ox in me has to be broken in humility and obedience to work for God
  • The thorns before the crown
  • … the test before the testimony
So  that I can become a servant- leader … Ox – Lion
  • … Jesus said He came to serve and not be served … Mark 10:44-45
  • … the greatest shall be the servant, whomever humbles themselves will be exulted …Matthew 23:11-12
For the eagle in me to soar & fly
  • Operating in spiritual power and authority
  • Operating in divinity or the supernatural
The man in me must first be taught to love ( both God & Man)
To be used of God & entrusted with spiritual power & authority
  • … I have to demonstrate love according to 1 Corinthians 13
  • For with faith, hope and love, the greatest is love (vs 13)
  • Speaking in tongues, prophesying & giving to the poor without love is useless
  • I have to be patient, kind, not be envious, boastful or proud
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – LOVE is
  • 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
  • 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
  • 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
  • 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 For creation eagerly awaits the manifestation of the sons of God. ..Romans 8:19
  • Sons represent the image and likeness of the father.
PRAYER
  • May the Lord transform us into His image and likeness from glory to glory
  • Manifesting the fruits & gifts of His kingdom
  • to be a blessing to others while
  • Operating as Kings and Priests of the kingdom,
  • …but with the spirit of Love and Servant Leadership
  • … all to bring honor and Glory to His Name

Amen!!

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