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1 Cow tipping Destroying the Idols which hinder the flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives

2 Types & shadows Shavuot (Festival of weeks) is the Old Testament counterpart to Pentecost. Take note of all the exact parallels between Shavuot and Pentecost Exodus 34 and Deuteronomy 16 and Acts 2

3 Patterns In Shavuot and Pentecost ShavuotPentecostScripture 50 days after the crossing of the Red Sea 50 days after Passover both represent salvation Giving of the Law written on stone Giving of the Spirit written on their hearts Jeremiah 31:33..I will write the covenant upon their hearts”

4 Law written on Stone Spirit written on Hearts

5 Na’aseh V’nishmah Exodus 19:1-8 “we agree to do everything even before we have listened” this was right after “salvation” They are told to go and wash their clothes (symbolizing baptism) Soon they are looking for someTHING to worship instead of the SOMEONE

6 Ketubah or Marriage contract God was creating a covenant first of all with the nation of Israel and in Acts with the Church

7 Mt Sinai and Pentecost were the Place of Covenant

8 TONGUES EXODUS: Voice of the Lord thundered in 70 languages. They all heard their language Acts-tongues of Fire and all heard the message in their own language

9 Exodus: The cloud of His presence envelopes Mt Sinai Acts : The cloud of His presence envelopes the meeting place His Presence

10 Life and Death Exodus: The Lord instructs the Levites to kill those who were disobedient by bowing and creating the golden calf were slain Acts: As a result of the visitation of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, 3000 were added to the kingdom that day

11 The First Cow Tipping

12 Golden Calf The obvious idols of money, position, comfort, recreation etc The more subtle COWS are RELIGION...REJECTION and RELUCTANCE

13 Religion-hinders the move of the Spirit 1. Difficult to detect because it is a “religious spirit” which will always have some aspect of truth at its core, although generally twisted Often goes hand in hand with pride Will seek to mimic or fit into prevailing culture

14 Examples of Religion Hindering God’s move The Israelites wanted to “practice” their religion in a manner similar to the culture they had just been saved from Paul, a pharisee of pharisees knew scripture, was zealous and committed yet did not see the Messiah right in front of him.

15 RELIGION Paul encountered the Lord on the road to Demascus. DE MASK US Religion hinders intimacy, it causes us to filter everything through the realm of knowledge not through the Spirit. God waived both loaves at Shavuot they represented Spirit and Truth.

16 Discerning a Religious Cow cow in our Lives Romans 10:2 “They have a zeal for God but not according to knowledge of Him” Promotes ritual over relationship tradition over truth Doing over being

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18 Branding Our Cows Ask yourself these basic questions... Am I offended when something “new” is introduced. Do I defend traditions instead of embracing what God may be doing? Do I measure my life or someone else’s by religious activity and banter or am I focused on my heart?

19 REJECTION COW Judges 6-Gideon 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” 13 Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” 14 Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” 15 So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” 16 And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” 17 Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me. 18 Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.” And He said, “I will wait until you come back.”

20 Judges Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” 15 So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” 16 And the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.” 17 Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me. 18 Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.” And He said, “I will wait until you come back.”

21 Branding the Rejection Cow The focus will be on self and not on obedience to God’s voice What if I’m wrong? What if I’m rejected? What will they think? All of these paralyze.

22 Reluctance Cow 2 Kings 13- Joash Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times;

23 then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”

24 Elisha’s request modeled prophetic Ministry Shooting the arrows required effort and aim. Shooting the arrows required instruction and help from the prophet of God  Shooting the arrows was ineffective because it was not repeated enough, reflecting a lack of confidence in the process.  Shooting the arrows had its strategic moment, and when that moment passed it was gone.  Failing to shoot the arrows hurts others, not only our self.

25 Shooting the arrows was ineffective because it was not repeated enough, reflecting a lack of confidence in the process.  Shooting the arrows had its strategic moment, and when that moment passed it was gone. 

26 *Shooting the arrows had to be done through an open window. Shooting the arrows had to be done without knowing the exact outcome Failing to shoot the arrows hurts others, not only our self.

27 Reluctance Cow Hesitant to move out, even when we recognize God’s voice Lack of faith Attracted to prophetic but reluctant to walk in authority

28 Na’aseh V’nishmah Exodus 19:1-8 We agree BEFORE we have even heard


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