Matthew 8:8-13 Only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that same hour.
LO R D L O R D E E M P OW E R M E N T A A L I G N M E N T D D I R E C T I O N A L E E F F E C T U A L R R E L A T I O N A L S S E R V A NT H O O D
LORD YAHWEH JEHOVAH YHWH ADONAI I AM THAT I AM JEHOVAH JIREH JEHOVAH SHAMMAH JEHOVAH RAPHA JEHOVAH SHALOM JEHOVAH ROHI JEHOVAH TSIDKENU JEHOVAH RAPHA JEHOVAH SABOATH I AM
The Leadership Equation The LORD Follower/Leader Follower(s)/Leader(s)
Joshua 24:14-18 Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! choose for yourselves But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; So the people answered and said: "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods; for the LORD our God is He who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God." And the LORD drove out from before us all the people, including the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We also will serve the LORD, for He is our God."
1 Kings 18:21-22 How long will you falter (waver; halt) between two opinions And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter (waver; halt) between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.
Ba’al "lord," "master," "possessor,” “owner,” “husband” Verb form of the word means “to take a wife” or “be married” After the time of Ahab the name became associated with the worship and rites of the Phoenician deity introduced into Samaria by Jezebel. Collectively known as the Baalim or "Baals" who took their place by the side of the female Ashtaroth and Ashtrim. Baal-zebub is generally translated "the Lord of flies," the Sun- god being associated with the flies which swarm in Palestine during the earlier summer months. In the New Testament the name assumes the form of Beelzebub which Jesus associates with satan.
Syncretism Syncretism is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of two or more schools of thought. Religious syncretism often takes place when foreign beliefs are introduced to an indigenous belief system and the teachings are blended.
Are there Ba’als in Your Life? Something or somebody that you’ve made “lord” to meet your need?
10 influences agst leaders 1.Spirit of fear (of the people ) - Aaron 2.Spirit of jealousy/envy (of Moses)- Miriam 3.Contentious spirit (w/Moses & Aaron) - Korah 4.Controlling spirit - Jezebel 5.Placating spirit - Ahab 6.Spirit of disloyalty (w/King David) - Absalom 7.Spirit of pride (Apostles) – Simon Magus 8.Spirit of deception – Ananias & Sapphira 9.Spirit of divination – fortune teller (Acts) 10.Religious spirit - Pharisees Co-dependency
Jezebel Daughter of Ethbaal which means “with Baal.” Jezebel means “without dwelling or habitation” implying “uncommitted” or “unmarried” (though she was married). The name of a “controlling” spirit. Married King Ahab, a Hebrew, who converted to Baal worship. Murdered Naboth for a parcel of land for her husband, Ahab – Sent with her husband’s signature accusing Naboth of blasphemy. Ordered the killing of 100 prophets of Yahweh Appointed 450 prophets of Baal. Threatened to kill Elijah after her husband told her that Elijah had slain the (her) 450 prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmal. Thrown out of the window by two of her eunuchs per Jehu Dogs destroyed and ate her body as had been prophesied.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! led away by various lusts, For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Peter 3:13-18 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. be diligent Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation — as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
James 4:7-10 Submit to GodResist the devil Therefore Submit to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleansepurify Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
“The LORD – He is God!” “As for me and my House, we will serve the LORD!” Declare “The LORD – He is God!” “As for me and my House, we will serve the LORD!”