ARCI – 2020 Feb 2: Blessed but…? Dropped my ax head? Seeing with my heart. Ruth & Naomi – Discerning my angel of blessing. Love & Righteousness.

ARCI – Sunday, Feb 2

 We are blessed & favored at ARCI
  • but..
  • We are told that some may be hindering the manifestation of their blessings and favor
  • We may be our own worst enemy….
  • That it is not always about devils, demons and witch doctors against us
  • ….but the enemy within us…Trojan Horse
  • We have a big bucket, but with holes that cannot contain & sustain the blessings
  • >> When Zambia is busy offering cars in honor of the anointing & receiving a prophets or the righteous reward
  • ….a number of us are still looking at the sidelines debating on why we should part with coins
  • >> We can only receive from what we honor …Matthew 10:41
  • Maybe it is a Romans 11:14 >> provocation to jealousy so that we may wake up to our situation
  • …so that we are not always focused on what we don’t have or what we want
  • …always & only praying for ourselves >> my money, my health, my spouse, my child, my job…
  • but we also spend time thanking God for what we have
  • >> because we may easily forget that
  • …I may not have all that I want, but I have all that I need – in Christ Jesus!

>> Lord help me to be able to let go of what is in my hand

….so that I can make room for what is in Your Hand

While you were away Apostle…
  • In the year King Uziah died, I saw the Lord high and lifted up…
  • Jesus said that He had to go so that He could send us the Holy Spirit
?? While you were away…
  • Sister Christine challenged us that we should look for where we dropped our ax head
  • When we were so sharp for the Lord doing His work…
  • When we treated the Lord as the 1st love experience…
  • When we were focused more on seeking first His kingdom & righteousness
  • ….& everything in life seemed to fall into  place
  • >> go back to where we missed the road / dropped our ax /our anointing & gifts
  • >> & prophesy to the dead situation of our life
  • >> & inject resurrection power back into it
  • >> So it can have life  and life in abundance
  • So that the world around us that is eagerly awaiting the revelation or manifestation of the sons of God…Romans 8:19
  • …may taste and see that the Lord is good in us and through us
  • … all for His kingdom and His glory
?? While you were away…
I was challenged also…that
  • I may be looking at life & situations, at 2020, but what am I seeing?
  • >> I need to put on my spiritual glasses to regain 2020 vision with the Lord
  • >> Where I start seeing with my heart not my eyes
  • >> See things the way He does >> rising to His perspective on things & situations
Genesis 13: Story of Abram & Lot
  • Both looked at the same situation, but saw different things..
  • What I see, I can receive >> All that Abram saw he would be given by the Lord
  • What I behold, I become >> He beheld a great land and became a great nation
  • What I have revelation of, I can & should walk into its manifestation
  •  >> Faith without action is dead
  • … Told to go walk through the land
>> Apostle & Prophet in Zambia stamped the international to Apostolic Revival Church
  • Leading by example the theme of the year of
  • >> Year of Divine Breakthrough & Magnification
  • …you looked and saw, you walked by faith & it manifested
  • >> Breaking through to new frontiers & magnifying the Lord through ARCI in Zambia
  • ARCI has broken through & is magnifying the Lord
  • >> Sacrifice of praise to the Lord Jesus
  • >> Acknowledge His faithful servants
We are encouraged because we know blessings & anointing  flow from the top down
Psalm 133:1-2 (NKJV)
  • A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.

>> It is for us to be in harmony and working in love & unity with what God is doing in ARCI through His anointed & faithful servants

?? While you were away…
Pastor Morris challenged us with the story of Ruth
  • We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover
  • >> despising a situation or a person from what we see
  • >> but indeed get a revelation of the situation or we may miss our day of visitation
  • Because God may use the weak & foolish things of this world to confound the strong and the wise…1 Corinthians 1:27
>> Ruth had to have some sort of revelation of the anointing (blessing) Naomi carried – a poor widow that lost everything
  • Possibly a Peter like scenario in Matthew 16:17
  • ….Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but the Father in heaven
  • >> For Ruth to even prophesy, it must have been the spirit of God >> Ruth 1:16
  • …  “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
  • So indeed as Hebrews 13:2 urges >> don’t neglect to show hospitality to strangers ( or strange situations) as we may be entertaining angels (the key to our breakthrough) without knowing it
>> So like Ruth & Naomi, the man at the pool of Bethesda or Abraham and the 3 visitors that were passing by his tent..
  • May we be able to perceive the moving of the Lord  / stirring of the waters in 2020 so that we can receive from Him and not miss our day of visitation.
  • Believe that the plans of God for me are always good and not for bad, to give me a future and a hope…Jeremiah 29:11
  • That God can use or turn any & all situations for my good, so long as I love Him and I am called / aligned / pursuing His purposes…Romans 8:28
?? While you were away
Last week …
We received an open memo from the Holy Spirit
  • >> towards the end of last Sunday’s service
  • >> Possibly best summarized with the following scriptures
  • Pastor Morris will put it in proper perspective
  • >> as we seek to meditate and align ourselves to the Word of God
Revelation 1:1-3 (NIV)
  • The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
  • 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
1 John 4:20-21(NIV)
  • 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
  •  21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
Psalm 24:3- 6 (NIV)
  • 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?
    4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not trust in an idol
    or swear by a false god. a
  • 5 They will receive blessing from the Lord
    and vindication from God their Savior.
    6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek your face, God of Jacob. b c
Psalm 15 (NIV)
1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
3 whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
4who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
5who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
# Prayer
Create in me a clean heart Oh Lord
…. and renew a right spirit within me.
# God I look to you…

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