Luke 16:16(NKJV) John 1:17 – Moses -> Law – Jesus Christ -> Grace and Truth John 1:17(NLT) – “Grace and truth” -> God’s unfailing love and faithfulness Luke 16:16(Passion) John 1:29 – the Lamb who takes away sin!
How to “Press In”
Pray with passion, belief, and anticipation
Willingness to face the truth
Willingness to confront evil head on
Expect to participate in the miraculous
“Pressing In” – is embarking on the journey of faith; a story written by God where YOU are the main protagonist who clings to the “Superior Truth” – God’s unfailing love and faithfulness
Mark 9:24 – “Lord, I BELIEVE, HELP ME IN MY UNBELIEF.”
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – The divine empowerment to provide a demonstration of the reality of God to a world yet in darkness.
“Evil is not some outside, irresistible cosmic force that overcomes us and compels us to wrongdoing.” – PR
“Nothing has the power to make me do wrong EXCEPT that to which I have GIVEN power by permitting to remain in me.” – PR
“THE DEVIL DIDN’T MAKE YOU DO IT!!”
Romans 3:20 John 3:21(Passion) John 11:12(Passion)
John 1:14 Revelation 19:13 — “His name is called The Word of God“ Word — Logos — a transmission of thought and explanation; a declaration that reveals God Himself. Psalm 119:89 (Passion) Matthew 24:35 John 20:19-23 (Passion) Genesis 2;7 Matthew 16:19
Mark 5:25-34 “Made Well” — Sozo —
Physically — Healed
Spiritually — Saved
James 5:16 — Effective Prayer — Power to bind the Strongman
PR version — ” The power to bind the Strongman who causes a person to “miss the mark” (sin) is available to all those in the Body of Christ who will intentionally and passionately release the Divinely infused Word of God (Logos) towards that end.”
Matthew 16:15-18 Matthew 12:40, Ephesians 4:7-10, 1 Peter 3:18-20a — Jesus descended to proclaim the victory of the Cross!
When Jesus was baptized, the new heavens were opened up to Him inaugurating this era of an open heaven through Christ for us. Then when He ascended, Jesus opened the door for us to enter the throne room and have audience with the Ancient of Days. Jesus sat down at the right hand of God: always to make intercession for us. His journey is one we are to follow.
Acts 1:2-3 Then Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem until the received the Gift: the baptism in the Holy Spirit and filled with power to be His witnesses. THEN HIS VISIBLE PRESENCE ASCENDED This happened on Pentecost. It is still happening now, Holy Spirit is the One Who teaches us about Jesus, the Christ. He unfolds the truth about who Jesus is and who we are to become just like He did with the earlier disciples. It’s the Truth of the gospel Romans 1:17 Ephesians 6:2 Resurrection Life The work of Christ the ascension as we rise to look like Him Revelation 6:2 Romans 8 Ephesians 4:7-10 Hunger and thirst Colossians 3:2-4 Proverbs 21:11
To worship, bowing down low, studying His Word, spending time with Him, praying the effectual fervent prayers for the lost in agreement with Holy Spirit and Jesus, WE DISPLAY HIS GLORY IN OUR LIVES THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT. When WE PROCLAIM WHO HE IS, it intimidates the enemy. WHEN WE PROCLAIM WHO WE ARE in Him, it destroys the enemy. Isaiah 60:1-4 THIS IS WHY WE ASCEND. HE PAID THE PRICE FOR US TO SHINE. LET’S DO IT!