by Pastor Roy Esposito
The church’s purpose: To BECOME the revelation of Jesus
“The Presence of the Lord should be clearly discernable in our attitudes, words, and actions.” – basic, true Christianity.
Colossians 1:27 – “Christ within…”
– “If the vision of Christ living in you is not a truth burning in your heart, you may have accepted a false version of Christianity.” – Frances Frangipane
1 John 4:17 “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
Transformation = Spiritual Change.
Some react to change with — Fear and Doubt
Transformation is not a Task but is a GIFT that only needs to be received.
Luke 1:38 – “Let it be unto me according to Your WORD.”
Before a Change, there is always a Preceding Word. Say YES!
Proverbs 13:12 – “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.”
Heart Sickness: Disappointment and Discouragement >>> Doubt, Hopelessness, Fear, Anger, negative perspectives
1 Kings 19:4 -Elijah in a “cave of despair” b/c of a darkened perspective.
2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine/test yourself to see what you’re putting your faith in/ who are you Trusting?
Psalm 46:10 – Be still to know!
1 Kings 19:9 – “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
“A still, small voice…” (AMP) “A sound of gentle stillness.”
Hebrews 11:27 – “… he endured as seeing Him, who is unseen.”
“To accept a gift from God is never an act of entitlement or of pride. It’s simply an act of humility.” – Sister Josephine D’Sparo
Romans 4:20-21 – Abraham staggered not at the promise of God …”
Distrust of God – The root of all despair and discouragement
–” From the Garden to the present, satan’s attacks have been on the character of God – specifically to undermine our trust in Him.” – PR
“Only those who can see the invisible can accomplish the impossible.”