Presentation on theme: "Kath Ibbotson. On the M62.... Keeping Short Accounts."— Presentation transcript:
On the M62....
Keeping Short Accounts
Sometimes things can get left out – and true serious repentance – removing things from our account – can often get missed out. Events happen in your experience that don’t fall in the same order as other people’s. Ongoing! We learn other things later on that impact on our ability to pray into situations far better than when we were a new Christian. For Example: Spiritual warfare – Eph. 6
As we learn As we grow As we give opportunities for the Holy Spirit to give us REVELATION As we take advantage of opportunities to receive MINISTRY As we ABSORB THE WORD As we walk the walk, talk the talk, live the life – we enable opportunities to receive MORE. To Grow in God. BUT that is not the END of it...
Repentance is on-going. Trust the Lord will bring to mind things in your life that need bringing before him in prayer. Sometimes if is not out of our ignorance – sometimes it is just TIMING. Father knows what you can cope with and when you can cope with it. I N H I S T I M E !... in HIS time...
The Armour of God There is a battle? We need armour? How do we use it?
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Things we have done or been involved in could have exposed us to this type of warfare – and we did not even know it existed or could impact on our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Eph 4:27... and do not give the devil a foothold. If you do not know that the kind of thing you were/are involved in could be a foothold for the enemy – why would you think to repent of it ?
Why would you confess reading your horoscope; having your fortune told; visiting a medium, etc....
Repent of W H A T & W H Y ? Like NOT Reading It!
Repent of W H A T & W H Y ? W H Y To enable us to be ‘CLEAN’. To restore our relationship with God Enable a greater closeness in that relationship Bring Glory to Jesus - 2 Cor 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Develop the family likeness... etc, etc.
Up and blocking your blessing! Shrinkage through ‘living the life’! Put it down! Don’t just test the waters – RECEIVE your FORGIVENESS! We need to put our blockages BEHIND us!
DROP’EM Be Free Indeed! By hanging onto our sins you lose your freedom and your blessing! D AYLIGHT R OBBERY !
Keeping Short Accounts: T HE B ENEFITS Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life. Rev 21:27 [New Jerusalem] Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
We are FORGIVEN We are SAVED We are in the KINGDOM We have ETERNAL LIFE
T HREE S TEPS T O F ORGIVENESS S TEP 1: T O Forgive Others S TEP 2: T O Ask For Forgiveness For Yourself S TEP 3: T O Forgive Yourself